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Hachette Book Group Recalls Children’s Books Due To Choking and Laceration Hazards

  • Count My Kisses cover
  • Count My Kisses back cover
  • Red, Green, Blue cover
  • Red, Green, Blue back cover
Name of Product:
Children's books titled "Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You"
Hazard:
A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 11, 2013
Units:
About 70,000
Consumer Contact

Hachette Book Group at (888) 965-5802 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page for more 

Recall Details

Description:

The board-shaped children's books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and  include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. "Ages 3+" is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included:
Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and,
Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.

Importer:

Hachette Book Group, Inc., New York, N.Y. 

Importers

Hachette Book Group, Inc., New York, N.Y. 

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-284
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