July 16, 1998
T.S. Toys Announces Recall of Activity Block Sets
T.S. Toys of Hong Kong is recalling about 4,000 Activity Block Sets. Rods on one of the blocks could break, releasing small hollow cylinders. Young children could choke on these cylinders.
The Activity Blocks Set consists of four colorful plastic blocks and plastic shape sorters. One block has a beeper, one has a clicker dial, one has a mirror and one has rollers. The plastic block with the rollers is the one that can break. The rollers are hollow plastic cylinders on plastic rods.
The Activity Block Sets are packaged in a multicolored window box. It is labeled in part, "QUALITY FunKids TOYS...Activity Blocks...ITEM NO. 38329...T.S. TOYS...MADE IN CHINA." Meijer, Ocean State Job Lot, Johnny's Toys and Cook Brothers stores in the East and Midwest sold the Activity Blocks from May 1997 to June 1998 for about $7 to $8.
Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call the store where purchased at the following numbers: Meijer at (800) 543-3704 (if unreachable from your state, call collect at (616) 791-3347), Ocean State Job Lot at (800) 257-4101 Ext. 159, Johnny's Toys collect at (606) 261-6962 and Cook Brothers at (800) 621-4245.