Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Walker Due to Choking Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 13, 2013 -Recall number: 13-139

  • Imaginarium Activity Walker

    Imaginarium Activity Walker

Recall Summary

Name of product: Imaginarium Activity Walkers

Hazard: The small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact: Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at www.toysrus.com and click on Safety Information and Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/25955r-eng.php

Units: About 9,000

Description: The recalled Imaginarium Activity Walkers have a round wooden push handle on the top of a curved triangle-shaped wooden walker base with four wheels. There is a multi-colored metal xylophone with 2 triangle mallets, 1 multi-colored abacus and 1 scratch noise maker on the front of the walker. The walkers have multi-colored wooden, disc-shaped wheels. The walkers measure about 19 inches tall and about 13 inches wide. The recalled walkers have model number “Toys ‘R’ Us 5F5E972” printed on the bottom of the activity walkers. Barcode number “3700217300319” is printed on the bottom of the activity walker box.

Incidents/Injuries: Toys R Us has received five reports of the front wheels detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled walker immediately, put it out of reach of young children and return it to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.

Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.toysrus.com from August 2011 through January 2013 for about $30.

Importer: Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Manufactured in: China

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.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Source: cpsc.gov