Recall date: September 11, 2013
Recall number: 13-284

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Children's books titled "Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You"
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.
Consumer Contact:

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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
About 70,000

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.


None reported


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

Sold At:

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


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

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