The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

Product: Curious Buddies children's books

Units: 9,000

Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York

Hazard: The felt ears and limbs on the pop-up characters can detach or come apart when pulled, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: This recall involves Curious Buddies cloth books titled“Hello, Curious Buddies!” Pictured on the cover are the Curious Buddies' characters. Inside the book are two plush pop-up toy characters.

Sold at: Bookstores, discount department stores and other retailers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for $10.

Remedy: Consumers should clip off the felt ears and limbs of the pop-up characters and place them out of a child's reach. Simon and Schuster will provide consumers with information on how to return the felt pieces or the copyright tag from the book to receive a free replacement book.

Contact: Call 800-732-9531 or visit