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Re-posted: Recall info

NEWS from CPSC and HC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov
Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2010
Release #10-190

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 436-3726
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7601
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Gund Recalls to Replace Baby Books Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Gund Baby Paperboard Books

Units: About 15,100 in the United States and 865 in Canada

Importer: Gund, of Edison, N.J.

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

Incidents/Injuries: Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the styrofoam that detached from the books. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the books away from young children and contact Gund for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: 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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1008

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10190.html