Saturday, January 09, 2010
RECALL: Children’s “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with St. Martin’s Press LLC, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of about 204,000 "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books because a red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
This recall involves “Big Rex and Friends” cloth books. The book has a black and white striped border with a red dinosaur on the cover. The words “Big Rex and Friends” are printed on the cover. ISBN 031249260X or 9780312492601 is printed on the back of the book.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled book away from children and contact St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall for instructions on returning the book for a full refund.