• The wheels and wheel attachment hardware can get detached from the unit
  • There has been one report of a child placing the detached metal nut in her mouth
  • Consumers can either repair it with personal tools or request a free repair kit

A company is recalling its wooden toddler walkers because they may pose a choking hazard. The items were sold at Target stores and online, including

The problem with B. toys Wooden Activity Walker–Walk 'n' Learn is that the wheels and the wheel attachment hardware (the nuts and bolts) can get detached from the unit in small pieces, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) noted in the recall announcement. This poses a choking hazard to the young children using them.

Maison Battat, the distributor, has so far received six reports of the detachment issue in the U.S. and Canada. Reports include one incident wherein a child placed the metal nut in her mouth. No injuries have been reported in both countries as of March 10, according to Health Canada.

Such small items — like coins, buttons, batteries and small toys — can cause choking among young children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is why parents are being advised to be careful and check places like under the furniture or between cushions for such potential choking hazards and to make sure their children's toys are age-appropriate.

The recall affects about 17,200 units sold in the U.S. and more than 2,000 that were sold in Canada. The affected products' numbers are BX2008, BX2095, BX2126. In the U.S., these were sold at Target stores nationwide as well as via and

Those who have purchased the affected wooden walkers are being advised to take the products away from children and check the units for the tightness of the bolts and nuts. The company recommends two remedy options for the units. Parents can either use their personal tools to tighten the hardware or, if necessary, contact the company to receive a free repair kit that includes the needed tools as well as four new wheels.

It has also provided an instructional video for both options, suggesting that parents watch it first before making the adjustment or replacing the wheels.

Customers with questions about the recall or those who would like to request a repair kit may contact the company by calling 1-844-963-2479 or sending an email to They may also accomplish this form.

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