Children's Wooden Puzzles Pose Choking Hazard

Children's Wooden Puzzles Pose Choking Hazard

Small World Toys has announced a recall of 4,000 children's wooden puzzles. Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children.

The recalled products are Ryan's Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles intended for children over 12 months of age. Both toys are made of wood.

The recalled puzzles consist of a painted, rectangular board with pegs mounted to it and removable gear and animal-shaped pieces. The farm puzzle has 14 puzzle pieces including three animal pieces: a cow, a dog and a sheep. The safari puzzle has 11 puzzle pieces. Children place the pieces onto the pegs and use the knob on one of the pieces or insert an animal figure into other pieces to rotate all the gears.

The children's wooden puzzles included in this recall were sold at toy stores nationwide and in catalogs from May 2012 through October 2012.

Consumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.

For further information on this recall, contact Small World Toys toll-free at 800-421-4153.