CPSC and BRIO® Corp. Announce Recall of 2,100 Pull-Along Snail Toys that Pose Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and BRIO® Corp. of Germantown, Wisconsin, a subsidiary of BRIO AB, of Sweden, have announced the recall of some 2,100 BRIO’s Pull-along Snails because 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.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled toy snails were manufactured in China and sold at specialty toy stores nationwide, Web retailers and mail order catalogs from September 2005 through January 2006 for about $13.
To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

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-colored 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.

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.

Consumers can contact BRIO® at (888) 274-6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.brio.net.

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