Infantino Recalls Children’s Toy Castles Due to Choking Hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Infantino, today announced a voluntary recall of the 68,000 Shape Sorting Toy Castles. The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children. Infantino has received four reports of children nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths. The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in the castle. “infantino®” is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. Castles with other date codes, no date code or with a plastic rod attached with a metal screw are not included in this recall. The date code is stamped on the underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape or top “A” letter openings. The castles were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers, and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.
Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be accessed on the firm’s Web site. For more information, call Infantino toll-free at 888-808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at service.infantino.com