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PlanToys recalls 500 baby gyms

Side rope crossbars pose strangulation hazard to babies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – PlanToys Inc. has recalled about 500 of its baby gym units due to a strangulation hazard involving the side rope crossbars.

PlanToys Inc.While there have been no injuries associated with the units, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised consumers to immediate stop using the units and contact PlanToys for a free replacement baby gym.

The wooden gym units are tan and have four legs with four different color balls in the middle that are connected by two ropes on the sides. There also are two themed mobiles hanging from the top bar. The manufacturing date code TH 080116 through TH 082916 is printed on the top corner joint connecting ball.

Made in Thailand, they were sold at specialty toy and baby product stores nationwide and online at diapers.com, Target.com and other websites from September 2016 through May 2017 for about $50.

Consumers can contact PlanToys toll-free at (866) 517-7526 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or via email at Michael@plantoysinc.com. Information about the recall also is available at www.plantoys.com on the safety link at the bottom of the page.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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