Stack Em’ Up Books recalls children’s stackable toys

Photo source: CPSC

Surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead

Stack Em’ Up Books of Langhorne, Pa., is recalling about 200 Adam the Apple Children’s Stackable Toys.

Surface paint on the wooden toys contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Adam the Apple children’s stackable toys that have 15 wooden pieces with a story written on each piece. They measure about 6 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide when stacked and look like a happy-faced red apple with a leaf on top.

The phrases "Adam The Apple, By Chris Bayon" and "Illustrated by Patrick Carlson" are written on the leaf.

The toys, manufactured in India, were sold online at from June 2021, through November 2021, and at the Philadelphia Gift Show in July 2021, for about $25. The products were also given away at the Philadelphia Gift Show.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Stack Em’ Up Books to receive a pre-paid shipping label to return them, regardless of whether they purchased the product or received it as a giveaway.

Consumers who purchased the product at or the Philadelphia Gift Show will receive a full refund once they return the product.

Consumers may contact Stack Em’ Up Books collect at (267) 987-3328 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), by email at, or online at for more information.

Take a Home Warranty Quiz. Get matched with an Authorized Partner.