Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/11/07 Recalls Small World Children's Wooden Sound Puzzle

1. Small World Recalls Children's Wooden Sound Puzzles with Knobs for
Choking Hazard
2. CPSC Public Calendar


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

April 11, 2007
Release #07-154

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-4153
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Small World Recalls Children's Wooden Sound Puzzles with Knobs for
Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

Name of product: "Sounds on the Farm" Puzzle and "Sounds on the Go"

Units: About 78,500

Distributor: Small World Toys, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: The knobs on the recalled puzzle pieces can come off, posing a
choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Small World Toys has received 42 reports of the
knobs detaching from the puzzle pieces. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled involves two separate wooden-knobbed puzzles
that make sounds. "Sounds on the Farm" and "Sounds on the Go" puzzles
were sold under the Puzzibilities and Ryan's Room brands. The wooden
puzzles have four pieces in farm animal or vehicle shapes that make
animal or motor sounds when the pieces are lifted by their knobs from
the puzzle boards. "Sounds on the Farm" or "Sounds on the Go" is printed
on the top left of the puzzle boards. "(c)2003 Small World Toys(r)" and
the number 24101 or 24102 are printed at the bottom of the puzzles

Sold at: Puzzibilities puzzles were sold at toy stores and various
retailers nationwide and by catalogs from June 2003 through February
2007. Ryan's Room puzzles were sold at Target Stores nationwide from
January 2006 through February 2007. Both puzzles sold for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children
and contact Small World Toys to obtain a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Small World Toys
at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,
visit, or email the firm at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:


CPSC Public Calendar
April 11, 2007
Vol. XXXIV No. 26

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207

Commission Agendas

There are no Commission briefings or Commission meetings scheduled for
the week of April 16, 2007. For a recorded message concerning the latest
agenda information call (301) 504-7948.

Meetings Between Commission Staff and Outside Parties

All meetings listed below are open to the public unless otherwise
stated. For information on a specific meeting or to attend a meeting,
please call the contact person listed for that meeting.

Abbreviations: we use asterisks (*) to identify meetings for the current
week which have not appeared before in the printed Public Calendar. If
the meeting involves discussion of a "substantial interest matter,"
defined by CPSC's Meetings Policy, we show the date when we posted
notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar. The Master Calendar is in
the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, telephone (301) 504-7923. We
indicate whether a meeting is of substantial interest by the symbol (S);
we use the symbol (N) to indicate non-substantial interest meetings. The
Commission offices are located in the Bethesda Towers Building, 4330
East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland.

Under the Meetings Policy, a staff person holding or attending a
substantial interest meeting must file a log of the meeting with the
Office of the Secretary within 20 days.

Week of April 16 thru April 22

Thursday, April 19

Thomas Caton, Engineering Sciences, meeting with ANSI-ASC A14 Committee
to discuss ladder and stepstool standards; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., American
Ladder Institute (ALI) Headquarters, 401 Michigan Avenue, 24th Floor,
Chicago, IL 60611. The meeting was requested by Ron Pietrzak, American
Ladder Institute. For additional information contact Thomas Caton, (301)
504-7543. (S)


Monday, April 23 thru Wednesday April 25

Patricia Hackett, Engineering Sciences, to attend and participate in the
2007 International Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Show; Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For additional
information contact Patricia Hackett, (301) 504-7577. (N)

Tuesday, April 24

Dale Ray, Economic Analysis, meeting with the Business and Institutional
Furniture Manufacturers Association to discuss CPSC staff activities on
upholstered furniture flammability; 1:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Four
Seasons Hotel, Greensboro, NC. For additional information contact Dale
Ray, (301) 504-7704. (S)

Wednesday, April 25

Dale Ray, Economic Analysis, and Allyson Tenney, Engineering Sciences,
speaking at the American Home Furnishings Alliance flammability workshop
on CPSC staff activities on upholstered furniture and mattresses; 9:00
a.m., at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel, Greensboro, NC. For additional
information contact Dale Ray, (301) 504-7704. (S)


Meeting notices printed in this section did not reach the Office of the
Secretary in time to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for the previously
printed Public Calendar. Under the CPSC Meetings Policy, however, staff
persons, including Commissioners, can meet the seven-day notice
requirement by placing notice of the meeting on the Master Calendar at
least seven days before the meeting. The Master Calendar is in the
Office of the Secretary, Room 502, Bethesda Towers Building.

In addition, the policy allows the Office of General Counsel to waive
the seven-day notice requirements of meetings of the staff personnel,
and individual Commissioners can waive the requirements for themselves
and their personal staff.

No such meetings listed this week.

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