Manufacturer Fred & Friends has issued a recall for 47,500 of its “Buff Baby” baby rattles in the United States and an additional 9,300 units in Canada. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the rattles are being recalled due to choking hazards inherent in the toys. The manufacturer has recommended that parents immediately take the rattles away from their children to prevent further use.
The plastic rattles, which look like gray dumbbells, can have their rattle caps separate while being used by a child. This will cause the plastic pellets inside to spill out, posing a choking hazard to children.
The rattles come in clear packages with a photo of a baby lifting up the rattle and were sold in stores nationwide from October 2011 through June 2012 and cost between $7 and $10.
The rattles are 5.5 inches long, 2 inches wide, and have a “0.2” on each end of the dumbbell-shaped rattle. Affected products have the UPC code 728987019098 on the package.
Fred & Friends can be called toll-free at (877) 647-8644 or contacted at www.fredandfriends.com for more information. Owners of the product will be given a full refund for the purchase. The manufacturer can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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