BRIO® Corp. Recalls Pull-Along Snail Toy Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2006
Release #06-108
Company Phone Number: ((888) 274-6869
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
BRIO Media Contact: (888) 274-6869 Ext. 504

 

BRIO® Corp. Recalls Pull-Along Snail Toy Due to Choking Hazard

 

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 consumer product. 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: BRIO's Pull-along Snails

Units: About 2,100

Manufacturer: BRIO® Corp. of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB, of Sweden

Hazard: The snail toy is sold with a rattle containing a bell. The rattle can come apart, and the bell poses a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled BRIO Pull-along Snail is made of wood. The body of the snail is painted red and it has yellow wheels. The toy has item number 30368 written on the packaging. The snail measures 6-inches long and 4.5-inches high with natural wood and spring antennae. On the back of the snail is a removable green bell rattle with a yellow swirl and multi-colored posts. The rattle measures 2.25-inches in diameter and 2-inches high. A BRIO logo is printed on the back end of the snail and a yellow cord is attached at the front.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide, Web retailers and mail order catalogs from September 2005 through January 2006 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers who purchased this toy should take it away from their child immediately and contact BRIO® for information on how to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: Contact BRIO® at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.brio.net

Media Contact: Kay Thomson, (888) 274-6869 Ext. 504 email kay@briotoy.com

 

Picture of Recalled Snail Toy