August 21, 2003

Small World Toys Announces Recall of Children's Puzzle


Name of product: Puzzibilities Recycling Truck Puzzle

Units: About 3,000

Distributor: Small World ToysŪ, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: One of the puzzle pieces (a stack of newspapers) poses a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled Recycling Truck Puzzle has nine wooden pieces that form a green recycling truck, three workers, a container for plastics, a bundled set of newspapers, and a recycling bin. The top of the puzzle reads, "Recycling Truck," and "2574" and "2003 Small World ToysŪ" are printed at the bottom.

Sold at: Small toy stores nationwide sold the puzzles between February 2003 and August 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop young children from playing with these puzzles immediately and return the puzzle to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Small World at (800) 421-4153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at