FAO Schwarz wooden toys sold at Target recalled because of choking hazard


Two FAO Schwarz wooden toys have been recalled because they have small parts that can come loose and become a choking hazard for children.

MerchSource recalled 26,400 FAO Schwarz Play Smart Robot Buddy and 19,800 Sensory Boards, according to an announcement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“The firm has received 20 reports of small parts coming loose or falling off of the toys, including nine reports of parts coming loose or falling off of the Toy Wood Play Smart Robot and 11 reports of parts coming loose or falling off of the Toy Wood Sensory Board. No injuries have been reported.”

The toys were sold at FAO Schwarz and Target stores nationwide and online from November 2021 through February 2022 for about $60 for the Smart Robot Buddy and about $25 for the Wood Sensory Board.

The Robot Buddy is a sensory activity box with a robot factory inspired design featuring spinners, knobs and gear and bead manipulation activities. The batch number is 35227A21210.

The Toy Wood Sensory Board is a sensory activity center featuring spinners, flippers, a maze and a musical xylophone with a connected mallet. The batch number is 59945A21207.

People who bought the toys should contact MerchSource for a pre-paid return label and a refund.

For more information, contact MerchSource at 800-813-8762, between noon and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; send an email to recall@merchsource.com or go to the website and click on “recall” at the top of the page.

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