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.
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.
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.
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
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission