Hachette Book Group Recalls Children's Books Due To Choking and Laceration
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.
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
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
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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