Graco has recalled about 40,000 of its Soft Blocks Tower Toys (found on Graco Baby Einstein discover and play Activity Centers). The plastic covering on the soft block towers can detach, posing a choking hazard. Graco has received 137 reports of infants mouthing and chewing pieces of the plastic film covering, some required medical attention. Serious incident include 32 who gagged and 49 who choked on the plastic covering.
The block tower is 3 different shaped stuffed fabric blocks. Pictures of apples, fire engines, ducks, bananas, birds and blueberries on the blocks are covered in plastic film. The soft blocks are 1 of 9 toys that snap onto the tray. Only model # 4635BEE with serial #s 012705 through 063005, which indicates dates of Jan-June 2005, are included in this recall. Model and serial #s are under the activity center?s tray.
The toys were sold at Babies ?R? Us, Toys ?R? Us, Meijer, Shopko, Target, and various retailers nationwide, from February 2005 through about December 2005 for $80.
Consumers should immediately remove the Soft Blocks toy from the activity center and contact Graco for a free replacement Tower toy without the plastic film