Toy castles pose choking risk

Infantino LLC is voluntarily recalling about 68,000 Shape Sorting toy castles because of a potential choking hazard. The company is telling parents to take the toy away from young children immediately.

The plastic rod on the castle can come loose, allowing the coloured counting beads to slide off. The San Diego-based company has received four reports of children nearly choking on the beads after putting them in their mouths.

The recall is for castles sold between January 2006 and May 2007 with date codes 5349, 6087, 6132 and 0906. The date code is stamped on the bottom of the blue top and can be seen through the top square shape or A letter openings.

Consumers can return the castles for a free replacement. For questions and return instructions, call Infantino at 1-888-808-3111 or visit its website.

Recall notice