RECALL: Children’s Big Rex and Friends Cloth Books Due to Lead Paint

Children’s Big Rex and Friends Cloth Books Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

  • Name of Product: Big Rex and Friends Cloth Books
  • Units: About 204,000
  • Importer: St. Martin’s Press LLC, of New York, N.Y.
  • Hazard: 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.
  • Description: 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.
  • Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Borders and other bookstores and retailers nationwide from May 2004 through October 2009 for about $9.
  • Manufactured in: China
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact St. Martin’s Press at (800) 347-9411 or visit the firm’s Web site at
  • Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the U.S. PIRG

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