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LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children's Activity Centers [09/19/2006]

LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children's Activity Centers Due to Arm Entrapment Hazard

CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Learn-Around Playground Activity Center

Units: About 186,000

Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.

Hazard: A child's arm can become caught in the activity center's plastic tube, posing a risk of injury to children.

Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received 145 reports of children's arms becoming caught in the plastic tube, resulting in 54 reports of minor scratches and bruises.

Description and Models: The Learn-Around Playground is a multi-colored, plastic musical activity center for young children ages 6 to 36 months. It includes a Slide and Sing alphabet panel and a ball drop on the left side, a Number Rock musical keyboard in the center, and a Flying Rhymes airplane, pop-up LittleLeap, and "smart" book on the right side. "Leap Frog Baby" is printed on the activity center. Item number 10200 is written underneath the activity table below "Made in China."

Sold at: Department stores and toy stores nationwide, on the Web site www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers from July 2005 through August 2006 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled activity center away from children and contact LeapFrog for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.leapfrog.com

To view this release online, please go to our web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06253.html





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