February 6,2004
Release # 04-079
Firm's Hotline: (800) 836-7928

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: PlayWell Crayola® Activity Cube

Units: 11,200

Importer: PlayWell Toy Company, West Orange, New Jersey

Hazard: Small parts can detach from the cube, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Incidents/Injuries: PlayWell has received three reports of small parts detaching, including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the activity cube. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Crayola® activity cube is about 9-inches tall and is made of wood. Each side of the activity cube has a different game, including shape sorting cut-outs and crayon character wheels. The top of the activity cube has crayon characters and beads that slide along a spiral glide. The packaging is labeled "Crayola® Activity Cube" and "Playwell."

Sold at: Shopko Stores nationwide from October 2003 through January 2004.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the product away from small children immediately and contact PlayWell for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call PlayWell Toy Company toll-free at (800) 836-7928 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at

picture of recalled cube