Product Recall: Infantino Toy Castles

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Infantino have announced a recall of Shape Sorting Toy Castles. Four reports have been received of children nearly choking on the colored counting beads when the plastic rod holding them in place came loose.

The toys were made in China and about 68,000 of them were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 to May 2007 for about $12 each.

The Shape Sorting Toy Castles have four play figures sitting atop a plastic castle. On the sides, there are several different shapes and letters that fit into the holes as well as the aforementioned counting beads. The word "Infantino" is printed on the lower right-hand corner of the side with the letters.

This recall applies only to castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. If you have one with another date code, without a date code, or with a metal screw holding the plastic rod in place, your toy is considered safe. Look for the date code on the underside of the blue top - you can see it if you look through the top square shape or the "A" letter opening.

If you have one of the recalled toys, you should immediately take it away from your child and contact Infantino at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for instructions on returning the toy for a free replacement. More information and a free return shipping label is available at the Infantino website.

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