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May 5, 1999

Release # 99-107
CONTACT: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

Zany Brainy Inc. Recalls Wooden Shape Sorter Toys

Zany Brainy Inc. Recalls Wooden Shape Sorter ToysWynnewood, 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

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

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