September 13, 2013: Hachette Book Group Recalls Children's Books
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hachette Book Group, announced a voluntary recall of their children’s books title “Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3″ and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You”. About 70,000 books have been recalled.
What’s the Deal?
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.
Do You Own It?
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
- Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
You can call Hachette Book Group toll-free at (888) 965-5802 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Visit the firm’s website www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page for more information.
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