Children's toy recalled for potential choking hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) - The U.S. Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Edushape Ltd., have recalled Mini Stars Building Sets.

Roughly 18,000 Mini Stars sets are being recalled since the plastic knobs can break off from the center piece and pose a choking hazard to young children.

No injuries have been reported with the toy but two reports have been made to CPSC and Edushape about the knobs breaking off.

Units: About 18,000 (additional star building sets were recalled in September 2010)

The Mini Stars are three inches in diameter and are made of opaque plastic. Each star has six circular knobs protruding from a ring-shaped center. Edushape only makes Mini Stars in red, green, yellow or blue colors which are included in this recall. The Mini Stars do not have any markings, codes or logos stamped into the plastic. They were sold in sets of 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 pieces.

Mini Stars sets were sold at small retail stores nationwide, online at Toys R Us.com, Amazon.com and CSN on walmart.com from January 2007 through December 2009 for between $10 and $50.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Mini Star building sets away from children and contact Edushape for a free replacement set or credit towards another Edushape product of equal or lesser value.

For additional information, contact Edushape at (800) 404-4744 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.edushape.com.