July 25, 2002Lauri® Inc. Has Recalled Toddler Activity
Sets and Puzzles
- Lauri Inc. has recalled
about 110,000 "Toddler Tote?" toddler activity sets and about 11,000
"Familiar Things" toddler puzzles. The dog puzzle included with both of
these products and the rubber handle on the box of the activity set can tear
apart into small pieces and pose a choking hazard to small children.
CPSC and Lauri Inc. have not received any reports of incidents or injuries
with these puzzles or handles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injury.
The "Toddler Tote" travel activity sets have three animal puzzles, seven
stacker pegs of various colors, a geometric shapes puzzle and four basic
shape mini-puzzles. All the contents are packaged in a blue box with a
rubber handle that acts as a carrying tote. The 9-inch square box has "Lauri"
and "LR-2116" written on it.
The puzzle set is called "Familiar Things." It is a boxed set of 12
two-piece puzzles. The puzzles include cut-outs of fish, planes, boats and
cars. The purple box has "First Puzzles for Little Ones" and "LR-2113"
written on it.
Specialty toy stores, web retailers and school supply catalogs sold the
recalled puzzle and activity sets from January 1999 to July 2002. Toddler
Totes were sold for about $15 and Familiar Things were sold for about $20.
Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and call
Lauri for free replacement pieces. For more information, contact Lauri
toll-free at (800) 451-0520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through