Legal news for product liability attorneys – Gund announced a recall of books made for children after possible choking risks were realized.
NJ-based Gund announces nationwide and Canadian recall.
Washington, DC (www.NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – On April 6, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC) http://cpsc.gov, and Health Canada, in cooperation with Gund, of Edison, NJ, announced a voluntary recall of Gund Baby Paperboard Books, as reported by the CPSC. The organizations advise consumers to stop using the products immediately, unless otherwise instructed.
Gund Baby Paperboard Books are being recalled due to choking/aspiration hazards to infants and young children. The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach.
Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the Styrofoam that had detached from the books. No injuries were reported though.
The recall encompasses three miniature children’s paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. Included are “Animals” (item number 059174), “Numbers” (059175) and “Colors” (059176). The baby books were sold alone and as three-book sets (item number 059173). The name Gund and the item number are located on the back of each book. They are 4.5 inches by 7 inches in size. There were approximately 15,00 units in the United States and 865 in Canada sold.
The Chinese manufactured books were reportedly sold at gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 to March 2010. They retailed between $8 and $20.
Consumers are further advised to take the books away from young children immediately and to contact Gund for a free replacement product. Additional information can be found at the firm’s website, www.gund.com. Gund can also be contacted at (800) 436-3726, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
Legal News Reporter: Tara Monks – Legal news for product liability attorneys.