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Manhattan Toy recalls children’s books

A metal grommet attaching a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach

Photo source: CPSC
The Manhattan Toy Company of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 1,200 children’s soft books sold in the U.S. and Canada.

A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves “Find the Bear” soft fabric books with a variety of fabric flaps sewn or attached to the pages.

The front cover has blue and purple horizontal stripes and a panda bear’s face sewn on. The Manhattan Toy logo is printed on a sewn-in label on the side of the book.

Lot code “208150 AJ” is printed on another sewn-in label.

The books, manufactured in China, were sold at independent specialty retailers nationwide and online at,, and other websites from March 2017, through July 2018, for about $18.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children, stop using them and return them to the place of purchase or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Manhattan Toy at (800) 541-1345 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT) or online at and click on “Recalls” for more information.

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