Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Children's Books Recall

More than 200,000 "Big Rex and Friends" Cloth Books, made in China for St. Martin's Press, have been recalled due to high levels of lead in the red plastic dot sewn into the book .

The recall, announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Jan. 8, involves cloth books with black and white striped borders with red dinosaurs on the covers. The words "Big Rex and Friends" are printed on the cover. ISBN 031249260X or 9780312492601 is printed on the back of the book. They were sold at Barnes & Noble, Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.

Parents can get a full refund by contactin St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or

Sources: Macmillan and Daily Green

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