Consumers should immediately stop using the activity bars and contact International Playthings for a free replacement toy. For additional information, contact International Playthings at 800-445-8347 or visit http://www.intplay.com/
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
RECALL: Stroller Activity Bars Due to Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with International Playthings of New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall of about 10,000 Taggies™ Strollin’ Along Stroller Activity Bars. The shiny material on the elephant’s ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. International Playthings has received three reports of the shiny material detaching and children putting it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the Taggies™ Strollin’ Along stroller activity bars. The multicolored, fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12” long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies™ and Earlyears® logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar. Sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008 for about $23 and manufactured in Hong Kong.