Habamaass (HabaUSA) wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, of course posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard. Habamaass, the German-based company, have voluntarily recalled a number of products.
The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. “HABA” is printed on them. Specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) Press release sites over 115k products included in the recall. In lieu of recent reports by the USCPSC how recall notices have been failing to reach the consumer in a timely manner; I think it is fair to say we (the parents and loved ones) should spread the word to get these products out of the mouths and hands of infants. Please check the USCPSC Press Release below, there are a number of different child and infant products listed and illustrated.
For additional information, contact Habermaass Corp. at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site.