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Children's Cloth Books Recalled by Simon & Schuster [07/12/2006]

Children's Cloth Books Recalled by Simon & Schuster

CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Curious Buddies Children's Books

Units: About 9,000

Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The felt ears and limbs on the pop-up characters can detach or come apart when pulled, which may pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Simon & Schuster has received reports of two 6-month-old infants who detached felt from the pop-up parts of the book. One child was able to mouth the torn material. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Curious Buddies cloth books titled "Hello, Curious Buddies!" Pictured on the cover of the books are the Curious Buddies' characters. Inside the book are two plush pop-up toy characters.

Sold at: Bookstores, discount department stores and other retailers nationwide from October 2005 through May 2006 for about $10.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately clip off the felt ears and limbs of the pop-up characters and place them out of a child's reach. Simon and Schuster will provide consumers with information on how to return the felt pieces or the copyright tag from the book to receive a free replacement book.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Simon & Schuster at (800) 732-9531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.simonsays.com

Media Contact: Paul Crichton, at (212) 698-2809 or email paul.crichton@simonandschuster.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06189.html






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