Recall: Children's Books Titled "Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3" And "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You"
On 2013-09-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's Books Titled "Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3" And "Red, Green, Blue, I Love You" due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2013 for about $8.
About 70,000 units are involved in this Hachette Book Group 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 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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Phone: (888) 965-5802
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What is the problem?
A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The board-shaped children's books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. "Ages 3+" is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included:
Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and,
Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35527r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.
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 books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Hachette Book Group at (888) 965-5802 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page for more
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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