Product Recall: Graco Soft Blocks Tower Toys

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Toys

Graco Children's Products Inc., of Exton, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Soft Blocks Tower Toys for the Graco(r) Baby Einstein(r) discover and play(tm) Activity Centers. The plastic covering on the towers can come off, potentially choking infants. There have been 137 reports of infants putting pieces of the plastic film covering in their mouths, including 49 who choked on it.

This toy is a stack of three stuffed, fabric blocks colored red, yellow, and blue, with pictures of assorted fruit, fire engines, and birds on them, covered by a plastic film. The blocks are one of nine toys that snap onto the tray of the Baby Einstein activity center. Note that only model number 4635BEE with serial numbers 012705 through 063005 are included in this recall. These toys were sold at Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Meijer, Shopko, Target, and various specialty retailers nationwide, and on Wal-Mart.com and Target.com from February 2005 through about December 2005 for $80.

If you have one of these, remove the Soft Blocks Tower toy from the activity center immediately and get in touch with Graco for a free replacement toy. Children can continue to use the activity center after the toy is removed. For more information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site.

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