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July 24, 2000

Plush "Shape Sorter" and "Stacking" Toys Recalled by The Gymboree Corp.

Plush "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 through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 24, 2000.

 
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