The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with St. Martin's Press LLC, have announced a voluntary recall of "Big Rex and Friends" cloth books because 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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact St. Martin's Press at 800-347-9411 or visit the firm's Web site at www.priddybooks.com/recall.