Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Big Rex" Recalls

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary recall of “Big Rex and Friends” Cloth Books, manufactured in China and imported by St. Martin’s Press, LLC, of New York, New York.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The books contain a red plastic dot sewn in the book which contains high levels of lead.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no injuries and/or incidents reported, however the potential for injury is high. This recall involves “Big Rex and Friends” cloth books. The book has 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.

This product was sold nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers from May 2004 through October 2009 for approximately $9.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. strongly recommends consumers check their homes for this product and if found, cease using and remove from children immediately.

Consumers should contact St. Martin’s Press for instructions on returning the book for a full refund. For additional information, contact St. Martin’s Press toll free at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at

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