Recall Issued To Prevent Child Choking Accidents

Posted on Jun 04, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Toy “R” Us Inc. of Wayne, New Jersey, announced a voluntary recall of Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center kits due to a choking hazard. The toy retailer has recalled 24,000 units of the Imaginarium 5-sided Activity Center because the small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys. This part can detach, putting small children at risk of choking. Toys “R” Us has received eight reports of the knobs detach but no injuries were reported.

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The recalled product
The recall involves the Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center. The multi-sided center has two triangle-shaped ends with a wooden multi-colored xylophone on one and a mirror on the other. The three sides are square-shaped and include moveable block letters, rotating gears and sliding shapes. The name “Imaginarium” appears in a blue, oval-shaped logo underneath the mirror on one end. The second ‘i’ in the logo is dotted with a shooting star. The recalled product has model number 46284, Toys “R” Us' item number is 295909 and has the barcode number 000799985462841. The model number is printed on the back of the box, directly above the bar code. These numerical markings do not appear on the actual product.

What to do if you own this product
The toys were made in China and were sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online via from August 2009 through September 2010 for about $25. Customers have been advised to immediately stop using the product, move it out of the reach of children and return it to a Toys “R” Us store for a refund or store credit. For more information, call Toys "R" Us at 800-869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday or visit the firm’s website

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky