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Gund Baby Paperboard Books

Starting date:
April 6, 2010
Posting date:
April 6, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002258

Joint Recall with GUND Incorporated, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Gund Baby Paperboard Books

Product description

This recall involves three miniature paperboard books, each with a plastic handle designed as a baby rattle. The white handle contains multi-coloured rings.

The "animals" book title is green and has a photograph of a stuffed bear. The "numbers" book title is red and has a photograph of a stuffed monkey. The "colours" book title is multicoloured and has a photograph of a stuffed blue dog with a white eye patch.

The recalled paperboard books can be identified by the following item numbers
Name of Book Item Number UPC
3 book set in vinyl pouch containing the Gund baby "animals", "numbers" and "colours" books 059173 028399591732
Gund baby "animals" 059174 028399591749
Gund baby "numbers" 1059175 028399591756
Gund baby "colours" 059176 028399591763

Hazard identified

The styrofoam material used to affix the plastic handle/baby rattle to the book can become separated from the book binding when pulled at or chewed. The releasable pieces of styrofoam pose choking and aspiration hazards to infants and young children.

Health Canada has not received reports of illness or injury to Canadians as related to the use of these books.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Healthy Canadians': Toy Safety.

Number sold

Approximately 501 units of the recalled books were sold at specialty stores across Canada and about 15,100 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled books were sold from October 2009 to February 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Enesco Canada Corporation
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from young children and return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Enesco Canada toll-free at 1-800-263-7095, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit GUND's Web site.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's Web site.