The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has issued recalls for a cloth children’s book that could pose a choking hazard and for a cough suppressant for children.
The book, “Hello, Curious Buddies,” includes pop-ups of plush toys. The publisher, Simon & Schuster, said it has received reports that two 6-month-old infants pulled felt from the pop-ups and put it in their mouths. No injuries were reported.
About 9,000 copies of the book were sold at AAFES stores and other retailers from October 2005 through May 2006.
For a free replacement book, consumers should clip off the felt ears and limbs of the pop-up characters and the copyright tag from the book and mail to: Customer Service-Product Recall, Hallo Buddies Recall, Simon & Schuster Inc., 100 French St., Riverside, N.J., 08075. Include a return address and a new book should arrive within four to six weeks.
The cough medication is Triaminic Vapor Patches, designed for children 2 and older.
The patches are to be applied to the throat or chest to allow the vapors to reach the nose and mouth. Once applied, the patch would be within close reach for children to remove and place in their mouth.
According to its manufacturer, the patch would have serious adverse health effects if ingested.
For more information on the recall, see the Web site www.triaminic.com. Any adverse reactions should also be reported to the federal Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.