Wee Gallery Recalls Wooden Tray Puzzles Due to Choking Hazard: Recalled Ocean and Safari Tray Puzzles
A wooden puzzle is a staple of children’s toys. They are educational help to helps develop fine motor skills and provide quality play that doesn’t include screen time.
Unfortunately, in the case of two Wee Galley tray puzzles, these toys have become more of a danger than a help.
At Child Safety Store, we are dedicated to providing parents with the most up-to-date safety tips and news. That unfortunately means that we sometimes have to tell you about the recall of products that may be harmful to your child. We don’t like being the bearer of bad news, but we want to keep you and your little one as safe as can be!
Why Were the Wee Gallery Ocean and Safari Tray Puzzles Recalled?
First things first, let’s take a look at what products have been recalled and why. While Wee Gallery offers a variety of puzzles, two particular tray puzzles are part of this recall: the puzzles with “Ocean” and “Safari Animal” themes are today’s culprit.
As it turns out, the octopus-shaped puzzle piece on the “Ocean” puzzle and the elephant-shaped piece on the “Safari” product may break, creating a potential choking hazard. Though no injuries have been reported, there have been six reports of the puzzle pieces breaking.
As we've reported in the past, young children are especially susceptible to choking hazards. Most folks that have been around kids realize how curious little ones can be! That's great, but unfortunately, they loving putting anything and everything in their mouths.
You can learn more about potential choking hazards from this informative page from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.
What Do the Recalled Products Look Like?
These 10 x 7-inch puzzles each have six flat wooden animal pieces that fit in recessed spaces on the wooden tray. “Wee Gallery” is printed along the right edge of the tray, and either “Ocean Animals” or “Safari Animals” is printed towards the center of the tray.
What to Do If You Have One of These Items
If you have one of these recalled items, you should take the toy away from your child and contact Wee Gallery for a refund in the form of a $35 gift certificate to the Wee Gallery website. Before throwing out the product, Wee Gallery asks that you mark each piece with an “X” in permanent ink and send a photo to the company. You will also need to fill out an “Affirmation of Disposal” form in order to get the refund.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles away from children and contact Wee Gallery for a refund in the form of a $35 gift certificate for the purchase of any Wee Gallery product.
The firm has received six reports of puzzle pieces breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Independent toy and children’s stores and online at www.weegallery.com from February 2020 to June 2021 for about $30.