Hachette Book Recall

Hachette Book Recall

Recall Hotline: 1-888-965-5802

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission– Recall w/Health Canada

Recall Date: September 10, 2013
Recall Number: 13-284

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

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: 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 hachettebookgroup.com for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 70,000
Description: The children’s board 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

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35527r-eng.php

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