On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves a three-piece cork block stacking toy imported by manufactured by A Harvest Company, of Huntley, Illinois, and sold online by StorkStack.com. The toy was sold for babies as young as six months, an age that is particularly prone to potential choking hazards. There were at least seven (7) reports of cork pieces breaking off of the blocks, including two reports of children mouthing the cork pieces.
Choking and ingestion hazards in children’s toys and other juvenile products account for numerous deaths and injuries each year. A dangerous toy may have been poorly manufactured or designed, misleadingly advertised, inaccurately labeled, or irresponsibly sold to or for children, many of whom are too young to appreciate the toy’s hazards.