Press release dated 26 April 2012 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (see below for photo):
Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle
Units: About 3,000 in the United States and 150 in Canada
Importer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Injuries/Incidents: Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.
Sold at: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at http://www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.manhattantoy.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1590
This is an information-only post. We have never stocked this rattle in the store.