Brio Corp. recalls Pull-Along Snail toy
due to choking hazard
March 16, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with Brio Corp. of Germantown,
Wis., a subsidiary of Brio AB of Sweden,
has announced a recall of Brio's Pull-along
Snails toy. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The snail toy is sold with a rattle containing
a bell. The rattle can come apart, and the
bell poses a small parts choking hazard to
young children. No injuries have been reported.
Manufactured in China, the recalled Brio
Pull-along Snail is made of wood. The body
of the snail is painted red and it has yellow
wheels. The toy has item number 30368 written
on the packaging.
The snail measures 6-inches
long and 4.5-inches high with natural wood
and spring antennae. On the back of the
snail is a removable green bell rattle with
a yellow swirl and multi-coloured posts.
The rattle measures 2.25-inches
in diameter and 2-inches high. A Brio logo
is printed on the back end of the snail and
a yellow cord is attached at the front.
About 320 of the toys were sold in Canada
at specialty toy stores nationwide, web retailers
and mail order catalogues from September
2005 through January 2006.
Consumers who purchased this toy should
take it away from their child immediately
and contact Brio for information on how to
receive a free replacement product.
Contact Brio at (888) 274-6869
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday or visit the firm's website at www.brio.net.