Twist ‘n Sort Wooden Toys recalled due to Potential Choking Hazard

altOn October 20th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Guidecraft, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of their Twist ‘n Sort Toys, due to a potential choking hazard.

What do you need to know about this recall?

This recall involves Twist ‘n Sort wooden toys. This toy has a square base, four posts and twelve primary-colored game pieces that can be arranged to fit over the posts. Product number “712” is printed on the underside of the base and these toys were manufactured in China. The small pegs on three of the four posts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. About 760 of these toys were sold in specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide, catalogs and online from September 2009 through November 2010 for about $20. As of October 20th, 2011 no injuries have yet been reported.

What should you do if you have purchased or own one of these recalled products?

Consumers should immediately stop using these toys and take them away from children. For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website here.   Consumers should contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement or another product of equal value. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Additional general information about this recall, can also be found at the CPSC website