On April 6, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and Gund (Enesco, LLC) announced a voluntary recall of nearly 16,000 Gund Baby board books, citing a choking hazard if the Styrofoam material used in the book's binding is swallowed or inhaled by infants or young children.
The recall affects three different miniature (4-1/2 inches by 7 inches) Gund children's paperboard books, including:
- "Animals" (UPC 028399591749; item #059174)
- "Numbers" (UPC 028399591756; item #059175)
- "Colors" (UPC 028399591763; item #059176)
- Set of 3 books in a vinyl pouch (UPC 028399591732; item #059173)
The CPSC warns that the Styrofoam in the book binding can detach from the book, and Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the Styrofoam from the books. No injuries have been reported from the product.
The recalled books were sold in the U.S. and Canada at gift and specialty stores from January 2009 through March 2010. Consumers are advised to contact Gund at 1-800-436-3726 (U.S.) or 1-800-263-7095 (Canada) to arrange a return of the product and a free replacement item.