About 13,500 Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars Building Sets have been recalled by Edushape Ltd., of Deer Park, New York due to choking hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using recalled products immediately and notes that itâ€™s illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The plastic knobs can break from the center of the star, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, CPSC and Edushape have received three reports of knobs breaking off from the center of the star. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves all Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars building sets. The giant stars measure five 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.
The recalled Giant Starbuilders and Giant Stars Building Sets, which were manufactured in China, were 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.
The CPSC is advising consumers to 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. Edushape can be reached toll-free at (800) 404-4744 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.edushape.com.