A toy that was featured on PIRG's 29th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report as posing a choking hazard has been recalled. According to Toys & Games Magazine, the Edushape Textured Foam Blocks were recalled by Health Canada and KidCentral Supply, the distributor of the product.
PIRG's report found that "the set of 80 foam pieces may include several semi-circles that fit entirely into a choke test cylinder and thus are a choke hazard for small children. Several customers who purchased this foam block set from Amazon have commented that the smallest pieces pose a choke hazard to young children."
According to the article, "approximately 257 of the affected sets were sold through various Canadian retailers between January 2013 and December 2014. And although neither Health Canada nor KidCentral is reporting any incidents or injuries related to the use of this toy, HC is advising caregivers to remove the four semi-circular blocks from the set and dispose of them in regular household garbage."
In his weekly update, U.S. PIRG Executive Director Andre Delattre said "we are aware of at least one other toy -- phthalate-laden Hello Kitty accessories -- being taken off shelves by Joann Fabric stores. Congrats to all."