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ALEX Toys Recalls Infant Building Play Sets Due to Choking Hazard

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Recall Date: August 23, 2016

Recall Number: 16-248

Recall Summary

Name of Product: ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps

Hazard: Small parts of the plastic toy building sets can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled building sets away from children and contact ALEX for a prepaid shipping envelope to return the product(s). ALEX will send consumers a full refund upon receipt of returned sets.

Consumer Contact: ALEX toll-free at 844-310-6691 anytime or online at www.alexbrands.com and click on the “Recall Information” link beneath the carousel for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At: www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Alex-Toys-Recalls-Infant-Building-Play-Sets-Due-to-Choking-Hazard/

Units: About 91,000

Description: This recall involves three ALEX Jr. branded sets of infant building toys, the Baby Builder, model 1982, First Pops, model 1981P, and the First Snaps, model 1981S produced prior to November 2010. The sets include an assortment of plastic shapes in bright colors. The pieces are designed to be pulled, pushed, snapped and twisted and come in stackable plastic jars. They were sold in sets of 14 and 26 pieces.

The recalled First Snaps sets’ containers have the following batch codes, on a sticker above the UPC code on the container.

P0002073
P0001713
P0001330
P0000954
P0002107
P0001628
P0001009
P00000814
P0001948
P0001536
P0001098
P0001677
P0001427
P0000983

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 22 reports of the ends of small parts detaching from the building sets. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Barnes & Noble and Land of Nod and online at www.Zulily.com. The Baby Builders were sold from December 2009 through June 2016 for about $28, First Pops sold from March 2009 through June 2016 for about $18, and First Snaps distributed from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $18.

Importer: ALEX Toys, New Jersey

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at: healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59914r-eng.php

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