|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2004
Release # 04-134
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 505-4726
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, DK Publishing Announce Recall of Children's Board Books with Sound Maker
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Children's Board Books with Sound Maker
Units: About 214,000
Manufacturer: DK Publishing Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The sound maker mounted inside a plastic covering on the last page of the books poses a choking hazard to young children if removed.
Incidents/Injuries: DK Publishing has received one report of a 22-month- old child detaching the sound maker of one of the books and putting it in his mouth. The child was not injured.
Description: The heavy cardboard books were sold under eight different titles that feature photos or illustrations of the title theme: Dinosaurs, Emergency! (with a fire truck on the cover), Kitty's Adventure, On The Road (with a yellow Volkswagon Beetle on the cover), Puppy's Busy Day, Tractors, Trains and Trucks. All the books have a raised sound button in the lower right corner, which features a sound relevant to the title. The "DK" logo is in the lower left corner of the books.
Sold at: Bookstores, gift stores, news stands, discount department stores and warehouse clubs nationwide, and directly to consumers by phone order from March 2001 through April 2004 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these books away from young children immediately and contact DK Publishing to receive a replacement book of equal value or a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact DK Publishing at (800) 505-4726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET on Friday, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Catherine Melnicki, (212) 213-4800, Ext. 5063
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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