Hazard: The wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack, posing a choking hazard to children.
Remedy: Refund, replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby rattles and contact BRIO for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a replacement product of similar value.
Consumer Contact: BRIO, through North American distributor Ravensburger, at www.brio.us and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page or call 800-886-1236 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.
Units: About 1,500 (in addition, about 190 rattles were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves BRIO soft hammer baby rattle toys. They have a wooden handle with a white plastic teething ring at one end and a red, yellow, white and green hammer head at the other end. BRIO is stamped on the hammer head. The rattle is about 5 inches long.
Incidents/Injuries: BRIO has received seven reports of the wooden ring cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Home Goods, Kidding Around, Nordstrom and other specialty toy and mass retailer stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, from March 2015 through June 2017 for about $13.
Distributor: Ravensburger North America, of Newton, N.H.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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