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Manhattan Toy Recalls Children’s Books Due to Choking Hazard

  • Recalled “Find the Bear” soft book
  • Page with metal grommet that can detach
  • Label with the lot code
  • Label
Name of Product:
Children’s soft books

A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Recall Date:
December 19, 2018
About 1,180 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Manhattan Toy at 800-541-1345 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT or online at and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves “Find the Bear” soft fabric books with a variety of fabric flaps sewn or attached to the pages. The front cover has blue and purple horizontal stripes and a panda bear’s face sewn on. The Manhattan Toy logo is printed on a sewn-in label on the side of the book. Lot code “208150 AJ” is printed on another sewn-in label.  


Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children, stop using them and return it to the place of purchase or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.


Manhattan Toy has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Independent specialty retailers nationwide and online at,, and other websites from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $18.

Manufactured In:

The Manhattan Toy Company LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.


The Manhattan Toy Company LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

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