|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
Imaginarium Activity Centers Sold at Toys "R" Us Recalled Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Imaginarium Multi-Sided Activity Centers and Jungle Activity Centers
Units: About 16,400
Importer/Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufacturer: Taizhou Orient Toys Company Ltd. (Multi-Sided Activity Centers), and Shanghai Cosmos Gift Industry Company Ltd. (Jungle Activity Centers), of Shanghai, China.
Hazard: Small parts on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Toys "R" Us has received 12 reports of small parts detaching from activity centers. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the Imaginarium Multi-Sided and Jungle activity centers. The multi-sided activity center has moveable block letters, clock face, sliding shapes and gears. The jungle activity centers have peg jumping monkeys, sliding fish, abacus beads, bead mazes and other animal-themed activities. "Imaginarium" and the name of the activity center are printed on the packaging. Item numbers 69042 (multi-sided) and 69083 (jungle) are printed on the back of the box, near the bar code.
Sold exclusively at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and www.toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008 for between $20 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the activity centers from children and return the toys to the nearest Toys "R" Us for a refund or store credit. Consumers can go to http://www.toysrus.com/safety/safetyFAQ.cfm for more information.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.toysrus.com
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