Popular Infant Product Recalled Nationwide for Choking Hazard

consumer
July 21, 2017

A popular infant product has been recalled over a potential choking hazard, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall is being issued by Manhattan Toy company, which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but distributes products throughout the United States and Canada. 

These toys are called "Winkel™ Colorburst activity toys" and were manufactured in China. According to the website, “The colored plastic tubes on the product can become brittle and break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to infants.”

Infants use them multi-purposely for both play and teething. After four concerned consumers reported pieces of the toy breaking off, the recall was posted.

The recall was issued on July 20th, 2017 and is effective in the United States nationwide, recalling approximately 15,000 units. Additionally, roughly 1,000 units were sold in Canada.

Thankfully, no injuries or deaths have been reported in relation to this recall. However, CPSC recommends taking the toy from the child immediately and having it returned for safety reasons.

Once returned at the place of purchase, a full refund is available. The Manhattan Toy website is one online outlet where the item was sold, but they are sold at other online outlets and some retail locations. 

Another company recently recalled hundreds of thousands of infant products in June of 2017 over a choking hazard. Please share this important information with friends and family to help keep young children safe. Thank you!