June 14, 2001        

KB Toys Announces Recall of Activity Gym Toys


KB Toys, of Pittsfield, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 115,000 Electronic Light N' Learn activity gyms. Five detachable hanging rattle toys have small round pegs at the top of the toys that can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. KB Toys has received six reports of the pegs breaking off, including two reports of a 6- month-old-boy and a 14-month-old-boy beginning to choke off of a broken piece of the rattle attachment.

The Electronic Light N' Learn activity gym is a multi-colored toy that converts into three different toys, including a crib toy, a floor gym and a musical keyboard. The gyms' main console has five buttons with numbers that make music when pressed and automatically light up when the continuous song play option is selected. Five detachable rattles in the shape of a bear, snail, star, half-moon and horse hang from the bottom of the console. A label under the handle on the gyms' main console reads in part "ELECTRONIC LIGHT N' LEARN ACTIVITY GYM MODEL: 8735, MADE IN CHINA." KB Toy store, KB Toy Works, KB Toy Outlet, Big Lots, Odd Lots, Pic N Save and MacFrugals nationwide sold the toys from September 2000 through January 2001 for between $20 and $30. The toys also were sold online at KBKids.com.

Consumers should take these toys away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers, who purchased the toy online, should return the toy to the closest KB Toy store or contact KB Toys for return information. For additional information, contact KB Toys at (800) 279-5066 between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Sunday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.KBKIDS.com.