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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 25, 2017

Strangulation hazard prompts recall of baby gyms

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

PlanToys Inc., of Union City, California, has recalled around 500 baby gyms because babies can strangle on thegyms’side rope crossbars (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-016, October 25, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves PlanToys baby gyms that are set on the floor. Babies lie under the gym to play with the hanging mobiles. The wooden gyms are tan and have four legs with four different colored balls in the middle that are connected by two ropes on the sides. There are two space-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.

These baby gyms, which were manufactured in Thailand, 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.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the baby gyms immediately and contact PlanToys for a free replacement baby gym.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact PlanToys toll-free at 866-517-7526 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday; via email at Michael@plantoysinc.com; or online at www.PlanToys.com and click on "Safety" at the bottom of the page.

Companies: PlanToys Inc.

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