Infinitoy Inc., a toy company based out of California, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall of more than 7,100 Softimals Building Toy Playsets. The affected playsets feature small plastic hats on its plastic figures that pose a potential choking/aspiration hazard for young children.
The Super Safari Set model #30025 and the Deluxe Circus Train Set model #30040 are the playsets under scrutiny. To locate the model number, check on the back of the white box in the lower right corner. “Softimals. Build, Play, Repeat” and “Ages 1 ½ to 5” are printed in a colorful font on the front and back of the recalled playsets’ white box.
Each box comes with several connectable plastic pieces used to build a vehicle that pulls cars carrying various zoo animals. Safari Sam and Mighty Mike, the designated drivers of the lead vehicles, have small, detachable blue or yellow plastic hats.
CPSC is aware of only one incident, involving an 18-month-old child nearly choking on the plastic hat, but ultimately had the toy removed from the stream of commerce. No further injuries have been reported.
From September 2012 to September 2013, the recalled sets were sold for about $25 and $40 at specialty toy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Mindware.com. The toys were manufactured in Italy.
If you have identified your child’s playset as one of the recalled Infinitoy Building Toy Playsets, CPSC and Infinitoy Inc. urge you to remove the plastic hats from Safari Sam and Mighty Mike and contact Infinitoy to exchange the hat for a free replacement figure.