Holgate Toys Recalls About 5,000 Playmat Sets Due To Choking Hazard

August 14, 2013

Holgate Toys Recalls About 5,000 Playmat Sets Due to Choking Hazard

The children’s toy manufacturer Toysmith had to recall approximately 30,000 light-up frog and duck toys last week because the toys had pieces that could detach and pose a choking hazard for young children. Choking hazards are common in toys, especially since toy manufacturers tend to produce small products. This week, another toy manufacturer is recalling a product for similar reasons. Specifically, Holgate Toys is recalling approximately 5,000 playmat sets because of parts that may detach and pose a choking hazard to young children.

According to the CPSC, the playmat set includes small wooden vehicles with wheels that could detach and become potentially dangerous for young children. A child could choke on the pieces if the pieces are accidentally ingested. Holgate Toys is aware of one incident in which the wheels have detached from a vehicle, but no injuries have been reported.

The playmat set, which was manufactured in the United States, consists of a large, cotton playmat with a road printed on it and four wooden vehicles. The toy vehicles are blue, red, green and yellow. Packaged in a yellow box with the words “Made in the USA” printed on the front, the playmat sets also feature a “2+” age label. The back of the box has the UPC code 0 7789028735 4 printed on it.

The playmat sets were sold at Wegmans Food Stores, a supermarket chain with 81 stores in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, for about $25 from October 2012 through June 2013. The CPSC recommends that consumers take the wooden vehicles away from young children and return them to Wegmans for a full refund. Holgate Toys may also be contacted for instructions on how to return the vehicles to the company.

Consumers can contact Holgate Toys by phone at 855-344-7488 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also find more information at http://www.holgatetoy.com/Wegmans-Recall-Safety-Notice_ep_50.html.

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