Choking Risk Prompts Recall of Toddler Game from Juratoys

Choking Risk Prompts Recall of Toddler Game from Juratoys
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September 10, 2015

Two board games designed for toddlers are being recalled due to a choking hazard.

This week, Juratoys U.S. issued a recall for about 14,000 of its Sardines Fishing Game and Starfish Fishing Games. The plastic worm at the end of the fishing pole line can separate, producing small parts that children can easily ingest. Additionally, the small magnet inside the worm can easily release. Swallowing multiple magnets can result in serious internal injury.

The firm has received about 417 reports of small pieces of material separating from the pole, including four reports of children ingesting these parts. No injuries have been reported.

Juratoys sold these games at numerous retail stores including Patina, Burro, and Terra Toys and through several online retailers. The product was available from April 2015 to August 2015 for about $15 to $20. For a full list of online retailers, see the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) press release.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled games and keep them out of the reach of young children. Owners can contact Juratoys for a prepaid shipping envelope to return the game. The company will then send a $15 refund check for the Sardines game and a $20 refund check for the Starfish game. Customers who paid more should include a receipt in the return to receive a full refund.

For Juratoys customer service, call (877) 271-0440.