|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2004
|Schylling's Recall Hotline: (800) 767-8697
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Schylling Associates Announce Recall of Wooden Music Radio Boxes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: "Wooden Music Radio" Type
Manufacturer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.
Hazard: A wooden turning knob and antenna top can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children and exposing a sharp point.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled "Picture Radio" song boxes have a wind-up knob, picture window, flexible antenna, and wooden carrying handle. The music boxes come in three designs: "The A, B, C Song," "Old MacDonald has a farm," and "Mary had a little lamb." Each plays the respective song when the main dial is turned. The "A,B,C" box has a red front, yellow knobs, and lettering on the front and back; the "Old MacDonald" box has a yellow front, blue knobs, and a farm scene on the front and back; and the "Mary had a little lamb" box has a blue front, yellow knobs, and pastoral scene on the front and back. The bottom of the music boxes reads, "More Fun From Schylling."
Sold at: Specialty stores, gift shops, department stores and book stores nationwide from September 2003 through January 2004 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund or free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: Call Schylling Associates Inc. at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at
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
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