September 22, 2008
Alert #08-608

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Wood Abacus

Units: About 6,000

Distributor: LTD Commodities LLC and ABC Distributing, of Bannockburn, Ill.

Manufacturer: Taizhou Orient Toys Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China

Hazard: The wooden rods on the abacus can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: LTD Commodities has received four reports of small parts detaching from the wood abacus. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled wood abacus is a multi-sided activity center that has a chalkboard, movable block letters with pictures, sliding shapes, a fun maze with gears, and a blue and yellow clock on the side of the activity center with two pink moving hands. Product code E7A is printed on the packaging near the UPC bar code.

Sold by: LTD Commodities and ABC Distributing catalogs nationwide and Web site from December 2006 through February 2008 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the abacus away from children immediately and contact LTD Commodities for instructions on receiving a product credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LTD Commodities toll-free at (866) 736-3654 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at or

Picture of Recalled Wood Abacus