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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2007

Release #07-154

 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-4153

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Small World Recalls Children's Wooden Sound Puzzles with Knobs for 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.

 

Name of product: "Sounds on the Farm" Puzzle and "Sounds on the Go" Puzzle

 

Units: About 78,500

 

Distributor: Small World Toys, of Culver City, Calif.

 

Hazard: The knobs on the recalled puzzle pieces can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 

Incidents/Injuries: Small World Toys has received 42 reports of the knobs detaching from the puzzle pieces. No injuries have been reported.

 

Description: The recalled involves two separate wooden-knobbed puzzles that make sounds. "Sounds on the Farm" and "Sounds on the Go" puzzles were sold under the Puzzibilities and Ryan's Room brands. The wooden puzzles have four pieces in farm animal or vehicle shapes that make animal or motor sounds when the pieces are lifted by their knobs from the puzzle boards. "Sounds on the Farm" or "Sounds on the Go" is printed on the top left of the puzzle boards. "©2003 Small World Toys®" and the number 24101 or 24102 are printed at the bottom of the puzzles boards.

 

Sold at: Puzzibilities puzzles were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide and by catalogs from June 2003 through February 2007. Ryan's Room puzzles were sold at Target Stores nationwide from January 2006 through February 2007. Both puzzles sold for about $16.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Small World Toys to obtain a free replacement toy.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,visit www.smallworldtoys.com, or email the firm at

puzzlerecall@smallworldtoys.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07154.html

 

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