According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Tupperware U.S. Inc., of Orlando, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 of its Shape-O Toy Maracas. The maracas can break and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the handle poses a suffocation hazard to young children. (Tupperware has received two reports of maracas breaking. No injuries have been reported.)
Do You Own These Toys?
This recall involves blue and red toy maracas with yellow handles. The maracas were used by Tupperware representatives during sales presentations. Cut-outs in the shape of stars, squares and other geometric figures are located inside the maraca.
Manufactured in China, these toys were sold by Tupperware's Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008 for between $5.50 and $11.
Whom to Contact
Consumers and Tupperware sales consultants should immediately stop using the maracas and return them to Tupperware for a refund or gift certificate. Maraca return forms can be accessed at www.tupperware.com.
For additional information, contact Tupperware at (888) 887-9273 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tupperware.com.