March 18, 1999
Safari Ltd. Announces Recall of Toy Puzzles

Safari Ltd., of Miami, Fla., is recalling more than 10,200 toy puzzles. The puzzle has two shapes that are small parts, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.

The child's wooden toy puzzle has 10 shapes. Each shape has a colorful paper laminated veneer and plastic knob handles. When the handled piece is lifted up, the name of the shape is revealed underneath. The small parts are the oval and rhombus shapes. The puzzle is labeled ?SHAPES...SAFARI...No.9536-12...1997 SAFARI LTD." The puzzle was packaged in plastic with a card insert that reads "SAFARI LTD.PEEK INSIDE PUZZLE, Made in Taiwan, NO. 9536-12 SHAPES." Toy stores nationwide sold these puzzles from April 1998 through February 1999 for about $5.

Consumers should immediately take these puzzles away from young children and return them to Safari Ltd. for either a refund or a replacement. For instructions on returning the puzzle, consumers should call should call Safari Ltd. at (800) 615-3111 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.