February 20, 2002
Random House Has Recalled Children's Book
York, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Random House Inc.
has recalled about
39,000 copies of Monsters In The Closet children's board books. The snap
that secures the book could detach, posing a choking hazard to young
CPSC and Random House have not received any reports of injuries involving
this book. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The board books are constructed of heavy cardboard with Monsters Inc.
cartoon characters on each page. The title "MONSTERS IN THE CLOSET" is
printed with orange letters highlighted in yellow on the front cover of the
books. The books have a hole at the top of the back cover to allow them to
hang on a door knob. The books have been printed in English and Spanish
languages. "Made in China" is printed on the back of the book.
Book, specialty stores and online retailers sold these books nationwide from
October 2001 through January 2002 for about $8.
Consumers should cut off the snap from these books immediately and mail the
snap to: Tri-State, c/o Marie Corsello, 325 Rabro Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
to receive a free replacement book valued at about $9. For additional
information, contact Random House at (800) 493-0009 \ between 9 a.m and 5
p.m.ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at: www.randomhouse.com.