Evenflo recalls ExerSaucers due to choking hazard


The Evenflo ExerSaucer 1-2-3 Tea for Me is being recalled due to a part that can detach, putting toddlers at risk of choking.

About 66,000 of the activity centers are part of the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The agency had no comment on the early release of the recall notice, which was sent to retailers.

The contraption involves placing a child who is not yet able to walk in a seat in the middle, which rotates, allowing the toddler to play with a variety of different toys around the ExerSaucer's rim.

The recall will only affect the 1-2-3 Tea for Me version, which include an eraser-like candle flame atop a toy cake that can be pulled off by a child and swallowed.

According to the recall notice sent to retailers, Evenflo received 11 complaints of the flame detaching from the Chinese-made product before proceeding with a recall in both the U.S. and Canada. The affected model numbers are 6161834 and 6161920.

The toys were sold at Toys R Us and other stores nationwide for about $70 between December 2007 and March 2009.

Those who have the ExerSaucer that is being recalled should immediately remove the cake toy and contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 on Thursday or thereafter weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time to get a replacement toy.

Check the status of this and other Evenflo product safety campaigns by going to the company's product safety page here.

This post was updated on December 8, 2009 to reflect the recall.