Wooden Puzzles Recalled for Potential Choking Hazard

On March 10th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kid O Products, announced a voluntary recall on their wooden fruit puzzles due to a potential choking hazard for small children.


What do you need to know about this recall?

The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

This recall involves wooden puzzles that consist of a board and four pieces representing an orange, a plum, a pear and an apple. Each piece of fruit has a wooden knob. The puzzle board measures 12 x 4.5 x ½ inches. “Grouping Objects – Fruit” and style number10307 can be found on the packaging. As of this date, no injuries have been reported.

Approximately 1,400 of these puzzles were sold at specialty children’s stores nationwide from November 2010 through February 2011 for about $12 and they were manufactured in China.

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

Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles away from children and return them to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Kid O Products for instructions on how to mail the product to receive a full refund.

For additional information consumers can contact Kid O Products collect at (212) 366-5858 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website. Further information can also be found at the USCPSC website.