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CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall of Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand Toys Sold Only at Wal-Mart

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Recall Date:
April 15, 2003

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Firm's Telephone Number: (800) 752-9755

April 15, 2003

 

Release # 03-107

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand toys. The toy, which is designed to encourage crawling babies to pull themselves up and stand, can tip over during use and strike falling babies in the head, face or neck, resulting in injuries.

Playskool has received 44 reports of the toys tipping over during use. There have been 26 reports of babies suffering injuries, including one minor concussion, and various bumps, bruises, black eyes and cut lips.

The Playskool® Magic Start Crawl 'n Stand is a multicolor plastic toy with a round base and three arched legs that support an electronic activity center. When crawling babies touch the frame of the toy, music, lights and spinning balls are activated. Babies can pull themselves up on the legs of the toy to play at the activity center. The Playskool logo is imprinted into the plastic base and on top of the activity center. Writing under the activity center includes "ITEM # 06952" and "Made in China."

Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these toys from November 2002 through April 2003 for about $14.

Consumers should take this toy away from children immediately and contact Playskool to get information on how to return the product to receive a free replacement item of similar value. For more information go to Playskool's Web site at www.playskool.com or call toll-free at (800) 752-9755 anytime.

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