|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2005
|Company Contact: (800) 556-3674
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Baja Products Announce Recall of My First Crayon-Balls™ and My First Crayon-Ball™ Activity Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: My First Crayon-Ball™ and My First Crayon-Ball™ Activity Set
Units: About 145,000
Manufacturer: Baja Products Inc. of Delray Beach, Fla.
Hazard: Small crayon balls can break loose from the plastic base of the products. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: My First Crayon-Ball™ consists of a round yellow plastic base with small red, blue, yellow, green, black, and brown crayon balls attached. My First Crayon-Ball™ Activity Set contains a round yellow plastic base with small red, blue, yellow, green, black, and brown crayon balls attached, as well as multiple scrolls of paper containing sketches meant for coloring.
Sold at: Discount and toy stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2005 for between $2 and $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or call Baja Products for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baja Products Inc. toll-free at (800) 556-3674 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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