CPSC, DK Publishing Announce Recall of Children's Board Books with Sound Maker

 

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 recall@dk.com.

Media Contact: Catherine Melnicki, (212) 213-4800, Ext. 5063

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