February 26, 2004


Schylling Associates Announces Recall of Wooden Music Radio Boxes


Name of product: "Wooden Music Radio" Type

Units: 15,600

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

Hazard: A wooden turning knob and antenna top can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children and exposing a sharp point.

Description: The recalled “Picture Radio” song boxes have a wind-up knob, picture window, flexible antenna, and wooden carrying handle. The music boxes come in three designs: “The A, B, C Song,” “Old MacDonald has a farm,” and “Mary had a little lamb.” Each plays the respective song when the main dial is turned. The “A,B,C” box has a red front, yellow knobs, and lettering on the front and back; the “Old MacDonald” box has a yellow front, blue knobs, and a farm scene on the front and back; and the “Mary had a little lamb” box has a blue front, yellow knobs, and pastoral scene on the front and back. The bottom of the music boxes reads, “More Fun From Schylling.”

Sold at: Specialty stores, gift shops, department stores and book stores nationwide from September 2003 through January 2004 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should take these toys away from children immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: Call Schylling Associates Inc. at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.schylling.com/recall_alert.htm