July 31, 2003CPSC, International Playthings Inc.
Announce Recall of Toy Stacking Rings
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in
voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Earlyears Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings
Units: About 5,000
Manufacturer: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Hazard: Plastic knobs on the rings can detach, posing a choking hazard to
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of small parts
detaching from the rings, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings have a blue and orange
rounded bottom, two multicolored stacking rings, and an orange plastic bear
head topper. The toy can be spun like a top and makes a rattling sound when
shaken. The toy is designed for children ages 6-24 months and has a model
number of E00421, which can be found on the packaging.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide sold these toys from April 2002
through March 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact the company for instructions on how to
return the toy to receive a free replacement item of similar value.
Consumer Contact: Call International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or
log on to the company's Website at www.intplay.com/recall.htm.
Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500, Ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.