Recall: Children's Soft Books
On 2018-12-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's Soft Books due to a potential Choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2017 for about $18.
About 1,000 units are involved in this children's soft books 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves "Find the Bear" soft fabric books with a variety of fabric flaps sewn or attached to the pages. The front cover has blue and purple horizontal stripes and a panda bear's face sewn on. The Manhattan Toy logo is printed on a sewn-in label on the side of the book. Lot code "208150 AJ" is printed on another sewn-in label.
These items were sold new+ at Independent specialty retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Buybuybaby.com, Manhattantoy.com and other websites from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $18.
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, stop using them and return it to the place of purchase or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.
Manhattan Toy at 800-541-1345 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT or online at www.manhattantoy.com and click on "Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Manhattan Toy has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been reported.
+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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