Canadian Recall:Children's books titled "Count my kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "red, green, blue, I love you"

Starting date:
September 10, 2013

Posting date:
September 10, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Children's Products

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Product Safety, Choking Hazard

General Public

Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Affected products
Children's books titled "Count my kisses, 1, 2, 3" and "red, green, blue, I love you"
Product description

This recall involves the following two book titles:

Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN:978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod;


Red, Green,Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.

The shaped children’s board books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. “Ages 3+” is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code.
Hazard identified

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.

Neither Health Canada nor Hachette Book Group, Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these books.
Number sold

Approximately 3,423 units of the recalled books were sold in Canada and approximately 70,000 books in the United States at Barnes & Noble, online at and by other booksellers and retailers.
Time period sold

The recalled books were sold from June 2013 to August 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Starlite Holdings Ltd.

Hachette Book Group Inc.
New York City
New York

What you should do

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