April 6, 2010: Gund Recalls 15,865 Baby Books
Many styles of the book are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Gund, of Edison, New Jersey, have recalled about 15,865 Gund Baby paperboard books. Of that number 865 were sold in Canada.
The Styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children. Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the Styrofoam that detached from the books. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves three miniature children’s paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. They include “Animals” (item number 059174), “Numbers” (item number 059175), and “Colors” (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name “Gund” and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.
The paperboard books sold at gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.
The books were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately take the books away from young children and contact Gund for a free replacement product. For additional information, contact Gund at (800) 436-3726 between 8 AM and 5 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.gund.com.
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