Children’s “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2010
Release # 10-105
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-9411

 

 

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 products. 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: "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books

Units: About 204,000

Importer: St. Martin’s Press LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Big Rex and Friends” cloth books. The book has a black and white striped border with a red dinosaur on the cover. The words “Big Rex and Friends” are printed on the cover. ISBN 031249260X or 9780312492601 is printed on the back of the book.

Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled book away from children and contact St. Martin’s Press for instructions on returning the book for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the U.S. PIRG

Picture of Recalled Big Rex and Friends cloth book

Picture of Recalled Diplodocus  cloth book