About 15,000 cloth activity books are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard posed by a small cloth basketball attached to a string in the book.

The Sterling Publishing Co. eebee’s interactive “Have a Ball” Adventures Cloth Books, meant for children aged 9 months to 36 months, were sold at Internet retailers and book and toy stores nationwide from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported.

The recall applies to books with the ISBN number 978-1-4027-5771-6, which can be found on a white tag attached to the book. Other eebee’s Adventures cloth books are not included in the recall.

Consumers are urged to take the book away from children immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, Sterling Publishing Co. can be reached at (800) 367-9692 or by e-mail at custservice@sterlingpublishing.com.