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Recall: Gund Baby Paperboard Books

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On 2010-04-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gund Baby Paperboard Books due to a potential choking and aspiration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $8 to $20.

About 20,000 units are involved in this Gund paperboard book recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd 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.gund.com
Phone: (800) 436-3726

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What is the problem?

The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves three miniature children's paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. They include "Animals" (item number 059174), "Numbers" (item number 059175) and "Colors" (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name "Gund" and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.

These items were sold new+ at Gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.

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 books away from young children and contact Gund for a free replacement product.

For additional information, contact Gund at (800) 436-3726 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gund.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the styrofoam that detached from the books. No injuries have been 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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