Hachette Book Group has announced a recall of roughly 70,000 children's books titled Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, and Red, Green, Blue, I Love You.
A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.
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.
The recalled children's books were sold at Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information on this recall, contact Hachette Book Group toll-free at 888-965-5802.