March 18, 1999
Release # 99-081
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Safari Ltd. Announce Recall of Toy Puzzles
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), Safari Ltd., of Miami, Fla., is recalling more than 10,200 toy puzzles. The puzzle
has two shapes that are small parts, presenting a potential choking hazard to young
CPSC and Safari Ltd. are not aware of any complaints or injuries involving these puzzles.
This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The child's wooden toy puzzle has 10 shapes. Each shape has a colorful paper laminated
veneer and plastic knob handles. When the handled piece is lifted up, the name of the
shape is revealed underneath. The small parts are the oval and rhombus shapes. The puzzle
is labeled ?SHAPES...SAFARI...No.9536-12...1997 SAFARI LTD." The puzzle was packaged
in plastic with a card insert that reads "SAFARI LTD...PEEK INSIDE PUZZLE, Made in
Taiwan, NO. 9536-12 SHAPES."
Toy stores nationwide sold these puzzles from April 1998 through February 1999 for about
Consumers should immediately take these puzzles away from young children and return them
to Safari Ltd. for either a refund or a replacement. For instructions on returning the
puzzle, consumers should call should call Safari Ltd. at (800) 615-3111 between 10 a.m.
and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
This matter was brought to CPSC's attention by the State of Connecticut, Department of
Shapes Safari puzzles currently on the market, model 9549-12, have been redesigned and are
not involved in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine
and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.