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

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Recall Date: September 11, 2013

Recall Number: 13-284

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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 available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Hachette-Book-Group-Recalls-Childrens-Books/

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

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