August 6, 2004    


HearthSong Announces Recall of Children’s Toy Balls


Name of Product: Peek-a-Boo Ball


Units: About 22,500


Manufacturer: HearthSong Inc., of Madison, Va.


Hazard: The wooden rings on the holes of the product may crack, allowing the small wooden heads to fall out and pose a choking hazard to young children.


Description: The recalled toy is a blue wooden ball with six holes located equally around the ball. Each hole contains a small wooden head with a smiling face in various colors.


Sold at: Exclusively through HearthSong’s catalog and Web site from October 2001 through March 2004 for about $10.


Manufactured In: Thailand


Remedy: HearthSong will notify all known purchasers by mail regarding a refund and a discount towards the next purchase.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, call HearthSong toll-free at (888) 623-6557 anytime or log onto the company’s Web site at