Guidecraft Recalls Children’s Play Theaters Due to Tip-over Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 4-in-1 Dramatic Play Theater Toys
Units: About 1,800 in the United States and 350 in Canada
Importer: Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minn.
Manufacturer: Mega Profit Trading Ltd., of China
Hazard: The recalled children’s toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Guidecraft has received two reports of tip-over incidents, including one report of a child who suffered minor contusions and abrasions.
Description: This recall involves all 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062. The model number is printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the center crossbar and on the assembly instructions. The toy has two interchangeable panels with different themes on each side: a puppet theater and diner, or a doctor’s office and post office. An assembled play theater measures 4-feet high by 3-feet wide and weighs about 46 pounds.
Sold by: Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers nationwide from July 2010 through April 2011 for about $180.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a refund or a replacement product.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1554
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12131.html