Children’s Books Recalled for Choking, Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for children’s books “Count My Kisses 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You.”

Officials said a metal rod holding small beads on the cover of the books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge, which can pose a potential laceration hazard.

There are approximately 70,000 books in this recall. The board-shaped children’s books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. “Ages 3+” is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code.

Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and,

Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads on the metal rod.

These books were sold at Barnes & Noble, online at and by other booksellers and retailers form June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.

The recalled books were imported by Hachette Book Group, Inc., New York, N.Y. and were manufactured in China.

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

Fore more information, email or and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page.

Contact one of our attorneys at Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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