November 18, 2003              


Schylling Associates Inc. Announces Recall of Jack-in-the-Box Type Toys


Name of Product: Bear "Jack-In-the-Box" toy


Units: 300


Manufacturer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.


Hazard: The red bead on the crank of the toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Description: These multicolor tin Jack-In-the-Box-type toys have illustrations of bears in various activities on the sides. Each side features the enlarged single letters of the word "BEAR" and "BEAR" is written on the top of the toy. Other writing on the sides includes, "Bears in a Boat," "Bears Eating Eggs," "Bears in the Air," and Bears Racing Rabbits." When the crank is turned, the song, "Pop Goes the Weasel" plays and a toy teddy bears pops up out of the top of the box. "Schylling" is written on the bottom of the toys. Toys with date code stickers on the bottom are not included in the recall.


Sold At: Specialty stores, gift shops and book stores nationwide from August 2003 through October 2003 for about $20.


Manufactured In: China.


Remedy: Take these toys away from children immediately and call Schylling Associates Inc. at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on receiving a refund or replacement toy.