|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 732-9531
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: Curious Buddies Children's Books
Units: About 9,000
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The felt ears and limbs on the pop-up characters can detach or come apart when pulled, which may pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Simon & Schuster has received reports of two 6-month-old infants who detached felt from the pop-up parts of the book. One child was able to mouth the torn material. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Curious Buddies cloth books titled "Hello, Curious Buddies!" Pictured on the cover of the books are the Curious Buddies' characters. Inside the book are two plush pop-up toy characters.
Sold at: Bookstores, discount department stores and other retailers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for about $10.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately clip off the felt ears and limbs of the pop-up characters and place them out of a child's reach. Simon and Schuster will provide consumers with information on how to return the felt pieces or the copyright tag from the book to receive a free replacement book.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Simon & Schuster at (800) 732-9531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.simonsays.com
Media Contact: Paul Crichton, at (212) 698-2809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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