|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-9411
Priddy "Trucks" Shaker Teether Books Recalled Due to Choking Hazard
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: Priddy "Trucks" Shaker Teether Books
Units: About 35,000
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press, LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Small pieces of the teether can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: St. Martin's Press has received two reports of children biting off pieces of the teethers. No injuries reported.
Description: The recalled cloth teether book entitled "trucks" has a yellow dump truck on the front cover on a blue background. Attached to the top of the book is a yellow rattle with a green teether attached on the right side of the rattle and an orange teether attached to the left side of the rattle.
Sold at: Barnes & Noble and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2007 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these toys away from young children and contact St. Martin's Press for instructions on returning the product for a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin's Press at (800) 347-9411 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall
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