February 12, 2002
Disney Children's Book Group, LLC Has Recalled
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Disney Children's Book Group, LLC, also known as Disney Press, has recalled
about about 5,180 Zowie's 123 children's books. The books have a plastic
abacus-like toy attached to the back cover that contains five plastic beads.
The beads can separate from the book cover, posing a choking hazard to young
Disney-Press has received one report of a 15-month-old boy who broke a bead
from the book cover and placed it in his mouth. An adult was able to remove
the bead from the child's mouth without injury.
The Zowie's 123 book is a twelve page white board book that measures
6.5-inches by 6.5-inches with a yellow plastic abacus-like toy attached to
the back book cover. The abacus toy has five small beads: blue, green, red,
yellow and orange. The beads slide along a plastic track. The book is based
on the Rolie, Polie, Olie television series and depicts the Zowie character
on its cover. The book can be identified with the ISBN code number
078683307-6, found on the back cover in the bottom corner.
Bookstores nationwide sold the recalled books from January 2002 through
February 2002 for about $7.
Consumers should immediately take these recalled books away from young
children and return the books to Disney Press for a full refund and postage.
Mail the books to Disney Press, Attn: Zowie 123, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10011 and use six first-class stamps per book. Be sure to include a
return address and phone number. For additional information, contact Disney
Children's Book Group, LLC toll-free at (866) 203-8070 anytime.