Step2Â® just issued a recall for Children’s Transportation Station Toys due to choking hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately, unless otherwise instructed, and note that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
About 56,000 Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys were recalled in the US and the distributor, Step2 Company of Streetsboro, Ohio, recalled another 7,700 in Canada.
The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The Step2Â® Sand & Water Transportation Station is a standalone play station for children ages two and up. The toy station consists of: A round, blue plastic table, including train tracks; train cars in blue, red, and yellow; toy sailboats; and a hand rake/shovel. A red Step2 logo decal is on the side of the table. Train cars with grey wheels are not included in this recall.
The recalled Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys, which were manufactured in the US, sold for between $49 and $59 at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores, and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010.
The CPSC and HC are urging consumers to immediately take the recalled Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys away from children and contact Step2 for free replacement cars. Step2 can be reached at (800) 347-8372 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at he firm’s website at www.step2.com.