Hazard: Choking


Recall Date: 2008-08-28
 4415 – 08380

Product Name:
Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2008 Release #08-380 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 468-6873 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard 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 consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys Units: About 118,000 Manufacturer: Habermaass Corp. Inc., of Skaneateles, N.Y. Hazard: The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Habermaass Corp. has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled puzzles, rattles, and pacifier holders including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children. Description: The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. “HABA” is printed on them. Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35. Manufactured in: Germany Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles, rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys away from children and contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Habermaass Corp. at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.HABAusa.com/safety Model Description Photo Triolino Puzzle Lady bug puzzle is 7 inches x ½ inch thick LUCY Clutching Toy (rattle) Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter. Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle) Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter. Pixie’s World (rattle) 2.5” rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror. Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle) Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter. Miro Clutching Toy (rattle) Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter. Bunny Pacifier Holder Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle. Bear Pacifier Holder Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle. Bonita (rattle) 2.5” bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring. Bella (rattle) 3” diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors. Pirate Joe (rattle) 4” pirate theme with bell and mirror. Rally (rattle) 4” triangle shape with three cars. Flori (rattle) Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells. 5” Triola (rattle) 4” triangle with two flowers and round corner. Trio (rattle) 4” triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror. Speedy (rattle) Wooden car about 4.5” L x 3” H. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood. Little Hearts Stroller Toy 18” pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts. Discovery Balls, Set of 4 Set contains 1 orange, 1 red, 1 blue and one bicolor blue/yellow ball. Red ball contains three small mirrors. Discovery Ball with Rattle Blue/Yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.

Consumer Contact:


U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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