The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 70,000
Hazard: A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can come off and release small parts, which children can choke on. A detached metal bar also can cut children.
Description: The Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3 and Red, Green, Blue, I Love You board-shaped children’s books have cut-out covers that serve as a handle. A bar in the handle has beads for children to play with. “Ages 3+” and the ISBN numbers are on the back covers near the barcode. Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod. Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored wooden beads on the metal rod.
Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and other booksellers and retailers from June to August 2013 for about $8.
Remedy: Return the books for a refund.
Contact: Call Hachette Book Group at 888-965-5802 or visit www.hachettebookrecall.com.