Hachette Recalls Children’s Books

children's book product recallWriting in with important safety alert today, my friends.  The CSPC has announced a huge child product recall involving two popular children’s books.  Hachette book group has recalled two children’s books due to choking and laceration hazards.  The books are titled  “Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You.”  According to the CSPC, a metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts, present a choking hazard, while a detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard.  Approximately 70,000 books are subject to this recall. No injuries have been reported.

If you own one of these books, you should stop using it immediately and return it to your place of purchase for a full refund.

You also can contact the 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 information.

Here is the specific description of the products from the CSPC: “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, (pictured above left) 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, (picture below right) ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.”

children's book product recall

The books were sold at Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.

Please spread the word about this important recall.


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