September 17, 2003CPSC, Simon & Schuster Announce Recall of
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Dora the Explorer Children's Board Book
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: A plastic replica of a balloon attached to the book can detach,
posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The heavy-cardboard book has "Whose Birthday Is It?" printed on
the cover in yellow letters. Dora the Explorer cartoon characters are
pictured on each page. A cutout in the top left corner of book has a small
plastic replica of a balloon attached. The yellow and orange balloon is used
as a slide to reveal answers to questions in the book.
Sold at: Discount department stores and bookstores nationwide during August
2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these books away from young children
immediately and contact Simon & Schuster at the Consumer Contact number
indicated below to receive a replacement book.
Consumer Contact: Call Simon & Schuster toll-free at (800) 223-2336 between
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Adam Rothberg at (212) 698-1132.