February 27, 2003Random House Has Recalled Children's
Board Book Sets
York, N.Y. (SafetyAlerts)
- Random House Inc., has recalled
about 360,000 children's board book sets. The book sets were sold in
cardboard boxes with plastic snaps. The plastic snaps can detach, posing a
choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Random House have not received any reports of injuries involving
these book sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility
The boxed sets included in the recall have children's characters on the
front of the box, a colored plastic handle and plastic snaps. The book set
titles are "MONSTERS TO GO!," "DISNEY PRINCESS - DISNEY THE PRINCESS
COLLECTION 2," "DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH - A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS," and
"BARBIE - MY BARBIE FUN BOX." Each book set contains four board books
inside. Only book sets with plastic snaps are included in the recall. Book
sets with metal snaps are not part of the recall.
Book, discount department stores and online retailers sold the recalled
books nationwide from August 2002 through January 2003 for about $10.
Consumers should immediately cut off the lid of the box with the plastic
snaps and throw away the rest of the box. Send the lid with the plastic
snaps to Tri-State, c/o Anthony Armetta, 325 Rabro Drive, Hauppauge, NY
11788 to receive a free replacement book set, and a refund for postage. For
additional information contact Random House at (800) 805-8534 ET Monday