FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2002
PRODUCT: Children's maze toy -Discovery Toys of Livermore, Ca., is voluntarily recalling about 21,000 Up, Down & Around toddler maze toys, model #1612. The toy contains four-circuit flexible wires coated in blue, orange, red and yellow plastic tubes, sliding multi-colored shaped beads, and two abacuses that attach to a wooden base. The toy measures 9 1/2 inches by 8 inches by 7 inches. Four suction cups anchor the maze to most non-porous surfaces. Discovery Toys' Educational Consultants sold the recalled toy nationwide from July 2001 to January 2002.
PROBLEM: The plastic tubes can break from the wooden base, releasing beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Discovery Toys has received nine reports of the tubes breaking. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the toy immediately and contact Discovery Toys to receive a free replacement. For more information, call Discovery Toys at (800) 341-8697, Monday through Friday PST 7:00 am to 3:30pm, visit the web site at www.discoverytoysinc.com, email email@example.com, or contact an educational consultant. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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