Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: "Buff Baby" baby rattles

Hazard: The rattle's end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to Buffbabyrattle@fredandfriends.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 47,500 in the United States and 9,300 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the "Buff Baby" baby rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattle measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and "0.2" is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.

Incidents/Injuries: Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.   

Sold at: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.amazon.com and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.

Distributor: Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I.

Manufactured in: China

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Fred-Friends-Recalls-Baby-Rattles

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

 

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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