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Evenflo Recalls Cake Toys on Children’s Activity Centers Due to Choking Hazard
|For Immediate Release
December 8, 2009
| Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 233-5921
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Evenflo ExerSaucer® 1-2-3 Tea for Me Activity Learning Centers.
Units: About 66,000 in the United States and 13,660 in Canada.
Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: The candle flame attached to the top of the cake toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 11 reports of the toy flames detaching. Five of the incidents occurred in the United States and six in Canada. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Evenflo ExerSaucer® 1-2-3 Tea for Me activity learning centers. The tea party themed toys have a two–tier cake that is light blue, dark pink and yellow. Models included in the recall are 6161834 and 6161920. The model numbers are printed on the packaging and on a label located on the underside of the base of the product. The recommended age for use of this product is 4 months to walking.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us and juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2007 through March 2009 for about $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the cake toy from the product and contact Evenflo to receive a free replacement toy. The ExerSaucer® may continue to be used without the cake toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at safety.evenflo.com.
Note: Health Canada’s press release can be seen at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=900
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
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