The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

Units: About 68,000

Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting beads to slide off the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play figures and several shapes and letters that fit into holes in the castle. The recall includes castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. The date code is stamped on the underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape or top “A” letter openings.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijer and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.

Remedy: Contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement. A free return shipping label can be accessed on the firm's Web site.

Contact: Call 888-808-3111 or visit