NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
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.
International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
The spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.
The firm has received one report of the spiral section of the toy coming apart. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Specialty toy stores nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004 for about $9.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from young children and contact International Playthings for a refund or replacement.
Consumers should contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.intplay.com/recall