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Gund recalls to replace baby books due to choking hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

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 cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/re…

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.a…

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