Hachette Book Group Recalls Children's Books Due To Choking and Laceration Hazards

  Hachette Book Group Recalls Children's Books Due To Choking and Laceration

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children's books titled "Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "Red,
Green, Blue, I Love You"

Hazard: A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and
release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can
expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from
children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Hachette Book Group at (888) 965-5802 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hachettebookrecall.com or
www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety
Notice box on the home page for more information.

Photos are available at

Recall Details

Units: About 70,000
Description: The board-shaped children's books have cut out covers that serve
as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children
to play with. "Ages 3+" is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are
also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included:
Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored
cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and,
Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored
circular wooden beads on the metal rod.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and
retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.
Importer: Hachette Book Group, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Note:Health Canada's press release is available

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to
report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
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