April 2, 2002

Alert #02-530


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, email, or contact an educational consultant. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Picture of Recalled Toy