December 29, 2003              


Avon Products Inc. Announces Recall to Repair Jack-In-the-Box Toys


Name of Product: Jack-In-the-Box toys


Units: 56,000


Manufactured by: The Learning Journey International, L.L.C., of Phoenix, Ariz.


Hazard: A spring mechanism attached to the lid can break and detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Description: The Jack-In-the-Box toy is battery operated, and has two yellow sides, two red sides, and a blue top and bottom. “THE LEARNING JOURNEY” is printed on the bottom of the toy. Model number F483361 is printed on the bottom of the packaging.


Sold by: Independent Avon sales representatives and the Avon Web site from August 2003 through November 2003 for about $13.


Manufactured In: China


Remedy: Call Avon toll-free at (800) 445-AVON between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on how to receive instructions to remove the spring mechanism. Known purchasers are being sent direct mail notification of this recall.