Over 200,000 Cloth Books Recalled Due to Lead Standard Violation
About 204,000 "Big Rex and Friends" cloth books were recalled because they present a lead hazard. A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead, which 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. These books were sold at Barnes & Noble, Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled book away from children and contact St. Martin's Press for instructions on returning the book for a full refund.
For additional information, contact St. Martin's Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm's Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10105.html.