Recall Date: 2008-07-29
Recall: 4388 – 08347
Product Name: Earthentree Katerpillar Pull Toys, Kiddo, Rattleman, Six Ring Rattle Wooden Toys
Description: Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2008 Release #08-347 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 963-1593 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Wooden Toys Units: About 375 Manufacturer: Earthentree of Kirkland, Wash. Hazard: The recalled toys contain small parts or can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard. The recalled rattles violate the federal rattle standard. Some of the toys also have a string longer than 12 inches, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves a variety of wooden toys including egg shakers (maracas), pull toys, rattles, and trains. The toys are painted glossy red, orange, green, brown, yellow or natural wood. Sold at: Earthentree’s Web site, Fairs, Trade Shows and retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008 for about $7 to $34. Manufactured in: India Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Earthentree for exchange or refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Earthentree at (800) 963-1593 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.earthentree.com/recall.asp Small Maracas (Egg Shaker) Large Maracas (Egg Shaker) Pom Pom Rail Train Duby and Duba Pull Toy Duby Duck Pull Toy Katerpillar Pull Toy Kiddo Rattleman Six Ring Rattle Turtle Family Pull Toy Cat Rattle Bear Rattle Tuttu Turtle Pull Toy Choo Choo Train
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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