|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 748-3731
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CPSC, Advantage Publishers Group Announce Recall of Children's Books
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: Children's Books
Units: About 41,000
Manufacturer: Advantage Publishers Group, of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: If the clear plastic container is removed from the book's back cover or breaks, young children can access the beads in it. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Advantage Publishers Group has received one report of a child accessing beads in the books' clear plastic containers. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled children's activity books are multi-colored with holes in the pages to touch a variety of fabrics and to push a squeaker toy, flaps to lift, and a clear plastic container with beads. The "Amazing Baby Look and Play" activity book has a yellow star on the cover. The "Amazing Baby Touch and Play" book has a brown bear on the cover. The activity books measure about 11-inches by 11-inches, and are for children ages 12 months to 24 months. The recalled "Rattle, Rattle" board book has a magenta car on the cover. The board book measures about 5 1/2–inches by 5 ½-inches, and is intended for children ages 6 months to 18 months.
Sold at: National book chains, discount department stores, wholesalers and distributors, and membership warehouse clubs nationwide from May 2003 through November 2005 for about $16 for the activity books and about $6 for the board book.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled activity and board books away from young children and contact the company for a replacement book
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Advantage Publishers Group toll-free at (866) 748-3731 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.advpubgrp.com
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