May 5, 1999
Zany Brainy Inc., Announce Recalls of Wooden Shape Sorter Toys

Zany Brainy Inc., of Wynnewood, Pa., is recalling about 220 Miffy Wooden Shape Sorters. Wooden pegs from the shape sorters can break off, presenting small parts choking hazard to children.

These children's toys look like small wooden houses with different shapes cut into their orange roofs. Various shaped and colored blocks can be inserted in the roofs of the sorters. The sorters measure about 7.25 inches long by 5.75 inches wide by 5.5 inches high. Animals, including rabbits, chickens and lambs, are painted on the sides of the toys. Zany Brainy stores nationwide sold the sorters from October 1998 through March 1999 for about $18.

Consumers should immediately take the shape sorters away from children, and return them to any Zany Brainy store for a refund. For additional information, call Zany Brainy at (888) 969-5437 anytime, or go to their website at