August 7, 2002
Pottery Barn Kids Announces Recall of Wooden Clacker and Ride-On Toys
Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif., is
voluntarily recalling about 3,800 Star Clacker wooden toys and about 3,000
Ride-On Duck wooden riding toys. The wooden peg can come off of the Star
Clacker toy and pose a choking hazard. The Ride-On Duck's wheel cap can break,
allowing the wheel to come off and release small parts, also presenting a
choking hazard to young children. The Star Clacker wooden toys, also does not
comply with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act for design and construction of
baby rattles, due to the handle length.
Pottery Barn Kids has received one report of a wheel coming off of the Ride-on Duck toy. No injuries have been reported for either product.
The clackers are made of three wooden star shapes, tied together, with the two outside stars painted red, white or blue. The center star and handle are made of natural wood. The toys measure about 6-inches long. The handle has a gold "Made in China" label and a white label reading, "Intended for Children over 6 months of Age."
The Ride-On Duck is a yellow wooden duck-shaped toy with orange wheels and bill that measures 12-inches high by 20-inches long. It has a gold "Made in China" label on the bottom. Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide sold the Star Clacker toys from April 2002 through July 2002 for about $6. Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, catalogs and Internet site sold the Ride-On Duck toys from September 2001 through June 2002 for about $49.
Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and return the toys to the store where they were purchased for a refund or replacement toy. For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (866) 428-6467 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at http://ww1.potterybarnkids.com/cs/index.cfm?src=idx.