July 24, 2000
Gymboree Announces Recall of Stacking Toys

The Gymboree Corp., of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 12,000 plush stacking toys. The stuffing of the toys can contain sewing needles and sharp metal pieces. Young children could ingest or be cut by these sharp metal pieces. After searching through its inventory, the firm found sharp metal pieces in six of the plush shape stacking toys.

The toy has four multi-colored stacking shapes that graduate from large to small with plush fabric that rattles crackle or squeak. The shapes of the stacking toy are a circle, square, triangle and star, and have multi-pattern designs including green with purple polk-a-dots, red and orange checks, and blue and green stripes. A label on these toys read, "GYMBOREE" and "Made In China." Gymboree and Play & Music Stores, and the Gymboree web site sold the toys nationwide from November 1998 through June 2000 for about $20.

Stop using the toys immediately, and return it to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, contact Gymboree at (800) 222-7758 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Gymboree Corp.
700 Airport Bl.
Burlingame, Ca 94010
TEL: 650-579-0600