Friday, August 21, 2009

Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventures Cloth Books

Units: About 15,000

Importer: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc, of New York, New York

Hazard: A string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop element, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventure cloth book. This interactive activity book has a small cloth ball attached to a string which children use to complete activities in the book. The books are intended for children ages 9 to 36 months. ISBN 13:978-1-4027-5771-6 is located on a white tag attached to the book. Other eebee's Adventures cloth books are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Book and toy stores nationwide and Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the book away from children, and return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. at (800) 367-9692 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at custservice@sterlingpublishing.com.

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