March 8, 2006

BRIOŽ Corp. Recalls Pull-Along Snail Toy Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product: BRIO’s Pull-along Snails

Units: About 2,100

Manufacturer: BRIOŽ Corp. of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB, of Sweden

Hazard: The snail toy is sold with a rattle containing a bell. The rattle can come apart, and the bell poses a small parts choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled BRIO Pull-along Snail is made of wood. The body of the snail is painted red and it has yellow wheels. The toy has item number 30368 written on the packaging. The snail measures 6-inches long and 4.5-inches high with natural wood and spring antennae. On the back of the snail is a removable green bell rattle with a yellow swirl and multi-colored posts. The rattle measures 2.25-inches in diameter and 2-inches high. A BRIO logo is printed on the back end of the snail and a yellow cord is attached at the front.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide, Web retailers and mail order catalogs from September 2005 through January 2006 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers who purchased this toy should take it away from their child immediately and contact BRIOŽ for information on how to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: Contact BRIOŽ at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.brio.net/m4n?oid=3320&_locale=2