Small World Toys is recalling more than 8,800 Children’s Take-Apart Townhouse Toys as the detached magnets pose an aspiration and intestinal hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Small World Toys, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using the IQ Preschool™ Take-Apart Townhouse immediately. Small magnets used to connect the wooden pieces to the sides of the townhouse can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal. CPSC and Small World Toys have received two reports of magnets coming off of the townhouse pieces. No injuries have been reported.
These wooden toys, for children ages “18+ months,” are shaped like houses measuring 8.5 inches high by about 4.5 inches wide. They have nine pieces that children can disassemble and reassemble. Each house has a green chimney and a blue and yellow striped pillar with a purple base at each corner. The sides of the house have four removable panels of different shapes with red knobs that children use to pull the panels off. “IQ Preschool™” appears on the side of the house below the blue and green rectangular panel. Model number 2408808 appears on the packaging. The toy was sold at toy stores and various other retailers nationwide and through catalogs from December 2004 through February 2007 for about $21.
Take these toys away from children immediately and contact the firm to obtain a free replacement product. For additional information, contact Small World Toys at 800-421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific timeMonday through Friday, visit their Web site at http://www.smallworldtoys.com/recallsafety.asp or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org