FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 1999
Release # 99-107
CONTACT: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Zany Brainy Inc. Recalls Wooden Shape Sorter Toys
Wynnewood, PA (SafetyAlerts) - Zany Brainy Inc. is
recalling about 220 Miffy Wooden Shape Sorters. Wooden pegs from the shape sorters can
break off, presenting a small parts choking hazard to children.
These children's toys look like small wooden houses with different shapes cut
into their orange roofs. Various shaped and colored blocks can be inserted in the roofs of
the sorters. The sorters measures about 7.25 inches long by 5.75 inches wide by 5.5 inches
high. Animals, including rabbits, chickens and lambs, are painted on the sides of the
toys. Zany Brainy stores nationwide sold the sorters from October 1998 through March 1999
for about $18.
Zany Brainy is aware of one incident where a peg broke off one of these sorters.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Consumers should immediately take the shape sorters away from children, and
return them to any Zany Brainy store for a refund. For additional information, call Zany
Brainy at (888) 969-5437 anytime, or go to their website at www.zanybrainy.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from 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 obtain this release and recall information or
report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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