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Recall: Cloth Book- Big Rex and Friends

January 8, 2010

We have a few Priddy Books in our home- and so I was keenly interested in this recall. It only pertains to the book, “Big Rex and Friends”. This is a cloth book with a black and white striped border with a red dinosaur on the cover. The words “Big Rex and Friends” are printed on the cover. ISBN 031249260X or 9780312492601 is printed on the back of the book. The books are being recalled due to risk of lead exposure. About 204,000 were sold by St. Martin’s Press LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: A red plastic dot sewn in the book contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled book away from children and contact St. Martin’s Press for instructions on returning the book for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall