The plastic rod can come loose allowing the colored counting beads to slide off of the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children. Infantino has received four reports of children nearly choking on the colored beads after putting them in their mouths.
The recalled toy castles have counting beads, four play figures and several different shapes and letters that fit into holes in the castle. "infantino®" is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the side with the letters. The recall only includes castles with the following date codes: 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. The date code is stamped on the underside of the blue top and can be viewed through the top square shape or top "A" letter openings.
They were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, Meijers and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 for about $12.
Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children immediately and contact Infantino for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement.
For more information, call Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at service.infantino.com