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Recall: HearthSong Peek-a-Boo Balls


On 2004-08-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding HearthSong Peek-a-Boo Balls due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2001 for about $10.00.

About 20,000 units are involved in this HearthSong peek-a-boo ball recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Balls category in 2004.

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HearthSong Peek-a-Boo Balls
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What is the problem?

The wooden rings on the holes of the product may crack, allowing the small wooden heads to fall out and pose a choking hazard to young children.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled toy is a blue wooden ball with six holes located equally around the ball. Each hole contains a small wooden head with a smiling face in various colors.

These items were sold new+ at Exclusively through HearthSong's catalog and Web site from October 2001 through March 2004 for about $10.

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:

HearthSong will notify all known purchasers by mail regarding a refund and a discount towards the next purchase.

For additional information, call HearthSong toll-free at (888)623-6557 anytime or log onto the company's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a child placing the small wooden head in its mouth. No injuries have been reported.

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