|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-5354
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.
Product: What's Inside? Soft Toy Boxes
Units: About 4,000
Manufacturer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.
Hazard: The head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Lakeshore has received three reports of the head of the butterfly detaching from the body. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled product is a soft, multi-colored box with a different color on each side. "What's Inside?" is embroidered on the front of the box and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each feely box contains ten small stuffed pieces. The piece affected by this recall is the pink and purple butterfly.
Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On catalogs from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement butterfly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.lakeshorelearning.com
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