November 6, 2001

Candlewick Press Announces Recall of Children's Board Books


Candlewick Press of Cambridge, Mass., is recalling about 78,670 "Bunny My Honey" children's board books printed in Italy. The plastic lamination on the board book may peel off, posing a choking hazard for young children.

 The board books have thick, cardboard-like pages covered with a thin plastic laminate. The title "Bunny My Honey" is printed on the front cover of the books. Only books with "Printed in Italy" on the back cover are included in this recall. Books printed in Mexico are not included in this recall. Bookstores, children's specialty stores and gift shops nationwide sold these books from December 2000 through September 2001 for about $7.

Consumers should take the recalled "Bunny My Honey" board books away from young children immediately and discard them. Consumers can visit the firm's web site at to receive a free replacement book or contact Candlewick Press at (800) 883-0009 (or in the 617 and 781 area codes at (617) 661-3330) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.