Manhattan Group Recalls Parents Wooden Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Recall date:March 3, 2011
Product Category: Toys

Parents Wooden Activity Toys front preview Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn. , have recalled about 2.8 million in the US and about 400 Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™.
Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children. CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves the products listed below:

The Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™ is a wooden activity center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners, zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character. The Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™ was sold at specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90. The Parents® Busy Time Activity Centers™ was manufactured in China.

What can you do and whom to contact

  • Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.
  • For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at
  • Click here to see the official recall

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