WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal
to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets
Units: About 13,500
Distributor: Edushape Ltd., of Deer Park, N.Y.
Hazard: Plastic knobs can break from the center of the star, posing a
choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Edushape have received three reports of
knobs breaking off from the center of the star. No injuries have been
Description: This recall involves all Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars
building sets. The giant stars measure 5 inches in diameter and are made
of opaque plastic. Each star has six knobs protruding from a ring-shaped
center. The Giant Starbuilder set contains red, green, yellow and blue
stars. The Giant Star building set contains red, green, yellow, blue,
orange and pink stars.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide and online at Target.com, Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN through Walmart Marketplace from January 2007 through May 2010 for between $25 and $35.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled star blocks away
from children and contact Edushape for a replacement set or credit
towards another Edushape product of equal or lesser value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Edushape at (800)
404-4744 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's website at www.edushape.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to: