March 30, 2004


Babies “R” Us and Playwell Announce Recall of Snail Push Toys


Name of product: Snail Push Toys

Units: About 900

Distributor: Babies “R” Us of Wayne, NJ.

Hazard: The screw securing the toy handle to the push toy could detach, posing a choking hazard.

Description: The brightly colored push toy is made of wood. The snail has moveable parts painted purple, green, yellow, or orange. The wheels have three colored balls (yellow, green and red) attached with string. The handle has a red ball on the end. The yellow and blue tag attached to the toy at point of sale states “Imaginarium Baby” and recommended for ages 1-3.

Sold at: Sold only at Babies “R” Us stores from July 2003 through November 2003 for about $8.00 each.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the push toy away from small children immediately and return it to Babies “R” Us for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call toll-free at (800) 804-5419 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., ET Monday through Friday or visit the Web site at