Children’s “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2010
Release # 10-105
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-9411
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children’s “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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 products. 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: "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books

Units: About 204,000

Importer: St. Martin’s Press LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Big Rex and Friends” cloth books. The book has a black and white striped border with a red dinosaur on the cover. The words “Big Rex and Friends” are printed on the cover. ISBN 031249260X or 9780312492601 is printed on the back of the book.

Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled book away from children and contact St. Martin’s Press for instructions on returning the book for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the U.S. PIRG

Picture of Recalled Big Rex and Friends cloth book

Picture of Recalled Diplodocus  cloth book