Recall Date: 2009-04-01
Recall: 5181 – 09176
Product Name: Lakeshore Learning Materials What’s Inside? Soft Toy Boxes
Description: Lakeshore Learning Materials Recalls Children’s Toy Boxes Due to Choking Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2009 Release #09-176 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 421-5354 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Lakeshore Learning Materials Recalls Children’s Toy Boxes Due to Choking Hazard 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. Product: What’s Inside? Soft Toy Boxes Units: About 4,000 Manufacturer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif. Hazard: The head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children. Incidents/Injuries: Lakeshore has received three reports of the head of the butterfly detaching from the body. No injuries were reported. Description: The recalled product is a soft, multi-colored box with a different color on each side. “What’s Inside?” is embroidered on the front of the box and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each feely box contains ten small stuffed pieces. The piece affected by this recall is the pink and purple butterfly. Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On? catalogs from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $40. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement butterfly. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.lakeshorelearning.com
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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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