July 31, 2003


International Playthings Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Stacking Rings

Name of product: Earlyears Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: Plastic knobs on the rings can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled Bobbie Bear Stacking Rings have a blue and orange rounded bottom, two multicolored stacking rings, and an orange plastic bear head topper. The toy can be spun like a top and makes a rattling sound when shaken. The toy is designed for children ages 6-24 months and has a model number of E00421, which can be found on the packaging.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide sold these toys from April 2002 through March 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact the company for instructions on how to return the toy to receive a free replacement item of similar value.

Consumer Contact: Call International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or log on to the company's Website at www.intplay.com/recall.htm.

Media Contact: Sue Tice at (973) 316-2500, Ext. 232 or sue.tice@intplay.com.