The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Soft Blocks Tower Toys on Graco Baby Einstein Discover and Play activity centers
Units: About 40,000
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pa.
Hazard: The plastic covering on the soft block towers can detach,posing a choking hazard to infants.
Incidents/injuries: Graco has received 137 reports of infants mouthing and chewing pieces of the plastic film covering, some of whom required medical attention. Serious incidents include 32 infants who gagged and 49 who choked on the covering.
Description: The soft block tower is a stack of three different shaped stuffed fabric blocks in red, yellow and blue. Pictures of apples, fire engines, ducks, bananas, birds and blueberries on the blocks are covered in plastic film. Model number 4635BEE with serial numbers 012705 through 063005 is included in this recall.
Sold at: Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Babies“R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Meijer, Shopko, Target and specialty retailers nationwide and on Wal-Mart.comand Target.comfrom February to December 2005 for $80.
Remedy: Remove the toy from the activity center and contact Graco for a free replacement toy without the plastic film.
Contact: Call 800-345-4109 or visit www.gracobaby.com.