July 24, 2000Plush "Shape Sorter"
and "Stacking" Toys Recalled by The Gymboree Corp.
Burlingame, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Gymboree Corp. is
voluntarily recalling about 19,000 plush shape sorter toys and about 12,000 plush stacking
toys because the stuffing of the toys can contain sewing needles and sharp metal pieces.
Young children could ingest or be cut by these sharp metal pieces.
The plush shape sorter toy is a
multi-colored, plush fabric sorter box with six shapes that rattle, crackle or squeak, and
have a multi-pattern design including, green with blue polk-a-dots, red and orange checks,
and blue and green stripes. A label on the toy reads, "GYMBOREE" and "Made
In China." Gymboree and Play & Music Stores, and the Gymboree web site sold the
toys nationwide from November 1998 through April 2000 for about $20.
The plush stacking toy has four
mutli-colored stacking shapes that graduate from large to small with plush fabric that
rattle, crackle or squeak. The shapes of the stacking toy are a circle, square, triangle
and star, and have multi-pattern designs including green with purple polk-a-dots, red and
orange checks, and blue and green stripes. A label on these toys read,
"GYMBOREE" and "Made In China." Gymboree and Play & Music Stores,
and the Gymboree web site sold the toys nationwide from November 1998 through June 2000
for about $20.
Owners of these toys should stop
using them immediately, and return it to the store where purchased for a refund. For more
information, contact Gymboree at (800) 222-7758 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday
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