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Recall: "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books

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On 2010-01-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books due to a potential lead hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2004 for about $9.

About 200,000 units are involved in this cloth book recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Books category in 2010. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 800,000 product units.

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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.priddybooks.com/recall
Phone: (800) 347-9411

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What is the problem?

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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

These items were sold new+ at Barnes & Noble, Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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