Toys and games are part of an individual's childhood and parents are always encouraged to provide playthings that are safe for their children to use. From teething toys to rattles and gym sets, it's always important to make sure that the items that children play with are made from sturdy materials. Over the past months, there have been a lot of recalls on various types of children's toys making people extra vigilant on making their purchases.
Just recently, Earth Friendly LLC has announced a voluntary recall of about a thousand wooden toys because they posed choking hazards on young children. This is according to a report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Oregon-based company has recalled three models of wooden toys: Moee the car, Cubby the stackable bear and the Bell rattle. The small parts were found to easily detach and break from the toy which poses choking hazards on young children. The size of the rattle also didn't follow the voluntary rattle standards so it had to be removed from the store shelves.
The recalled toys are manufactured in India and are painted in glossy orange, red, green, black and yellow. The said products were sold in various toy store in Colorado, California, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Nevada and Washington from April to September 2008.
Consumers are advised to remove the recalled products from their children and contact the manufacturer to exchange the product or get a refund. For more information, they can contact Earth Friendly through its toll-free hotline at (888) 360-6292 or visit the company's website.