Guidecraft Recalls Twist and Sort Toys Due to Choking Hazard

On October 20, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Guidecraft Inc., of Winthrop, Minnesota issued a nationwide recall involving approximately 760 Twist and Sort Toys due to a choking hazard.

Prior to the recall being issued, it was discovered that a choking hazard existed due to the ability of small pegs on three or four of the posts to separate and detach. These small wooden pieces could easily choke a child if he/she were to put the pegs in their mouth.

According to the CPSC, the recall involves the Twist ‘n Sort toy which has a square base, four posts with pegs and twelve game pieces in primary colors such as red, blue, yellow and green. The game pieces are designed to fit over the pegged posts. Each of the games involved in the recall will have product number ‘712’ printed on the underside of the base.

To date, there have been no injuries reported with the toys, which were manufactured in China and sold at gift shops and toys stores across the nation. They were also sold online and in catalogs from September of 2009 through November of 2010 and retailed for approximately $20.

Consumers are urged to contact Guidecraft for product replacement or for another product of equal value. These toys should be removed from children immediately. Those with questions or who need further information can contact the company between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (888) 824-1308, or visit the website at

Toys containing small parts or components that can become loose pose serious risks to small children. The at Brown Chiari work to protect your rights and seek full compensation of costs associated with your child’s injuries. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case today.

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