|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2004
Release # 05-024
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 445-8347
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: (973) 316-2500 ext. 232
CPSC, International Playthings, Inc. Announce Recall of Rattles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: EarlyearsÂ® Spirolly Rattle
Units: About 1,600
Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Hazard: The spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the spiral section of the toy coming apart. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled product is a rattle designed for children ages 3 months and up. It is approximately 5.5-inches long with a clear, spiral tube in the center containing eight yellow and purple balls inside that travel around the spiral. The ends of the rattle are green and purple and orange and yellow. The straight center tube is blue with a shaker inside. The item number E00148 is written on the packaging.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from young children and contact International Playthings for a refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.intplay.com/recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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