Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report of a recall involving 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 the 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.
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The recalled books were sold at Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Corrective Action: Consumers should take the recalled books away from children immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, consumers may contact Hachette Book Group, Inc. by telephone at 1-888-965-5802 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.