Recall: Mini Puzzle Recalled by Consolidated Stores


CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

May 15, 1995

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-119

CPSC, Consolidated Stores Corp. Announce Mini Puzzle Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consolidated Stores Corporation of Columbus, Ohio., is voluntarily recalling 38,000 wooden puzzles. Some of the puzzle pieces present a serious choking hazard to young children.

The puzzles, which measure approximately 4 inches by 8 inches, consist of a clear plastic puzzle board, six brightly colored pieces with yellow plastic pegs attached, and three wooden background pieces. The puzzle was sold in three versions: fruit, birds, and vehicles. The fruit puzzle includes an apple, a banana, cherries, grapes, an orange, and a pear. The bird puzzle pieces look like an owl, a chicken, a pelican, a sea gull, a parrot, and a duck. The vehicle puzzle has pieces resembling a car, a bus, a train, a pickup truck, an ambulance, and a tank. The toy is packaged in clear blister packaging with a stick-on label that reads, "*** Made in China ***."

The toys were imported from China and sold in the Midwest and the South from November 1994 to March 1995 at Odd Lots/Big Lots and All For One stores for about $1.00 each.

Consumers should take these recalled puzzles away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Consolidated Stores Corporation at (800) 877-1253, ext. 6807 or write to the company at 300 Phillipi Rd., Columbus, OH 43228.

CPSC and Consolidated Stores Corp. are not aware of any injuries involving this toy. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.