Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


August 20, 2009
Release # 09-320 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 367-9692
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: eebee’s “Have a Ball” Adventures Cloth Books

Units: About 15,000

Importer: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc, of New York, New York

Hazard: A string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop element, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the eebee’s “Have a Ball” Adventure cloth book. This interactive activity book has a small cloth ball attached to a string which children use to complete activities in the book. The books are intended for children ages 9 to 36 months. ISBN 13:978-1-4027-5771-6 is located on a white tag attached to the book. Other eebee’s Adventures cloth books are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Book and toy stores nationwide and Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the book away from children, and return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. at (800) 367-9692 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at

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