|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 203-6788
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: Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Soothing Seascape Crib Toys
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.
Hazard: The anchors that hold the straps to the back of the turtle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received 23 reports of anchors breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Soothing Seascape crib toy is a plastic molded turtle with a toy aquarium body that has woven fabric straps that attach to the side rails of a crib. The toy turtle has a stuffed fabric head and feet. Model number 30858 is printed on the label on the leg of the turtle. Only crib toys manufactured in October 2007 with date code BJ7 printed on the back of the battery compartment, are included in the recall.
Sold at: Discount department stores and on-line retailers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $25 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crib toys and contact Kids II to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (866) 203-6788 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.kidsii.com
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