Consumer Safety News: Wooden Toy Rattles Recalled For Chocking Hazards

08/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Dalton, OH—P. Graham Dunn, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled wooden toy rattles due to chocking hazards associated with them. The CPSC announced the product safety recall, which affects approximately 500 units, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.

According to the CPSC, “The wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to young children.”

While P. Graham Dunn has yet to receive any reports of injuries in connection with the defective wooden toy rattles, the company was informed of four incidents in which the metal rattle was exposed.

The risky wooden toy rattles have a light brown stain and eight wooden dowels. A gold-colored metal rattle is positioned inside the circular-shaped toy, which measures 2 ¾ inches by 2 inches. The product was manufactured in China.

The recalled wooden toy rattles were made available for purchase in gift shops and bookstores throughout the nation from June 2010 to July 2010. They were valued at about $6 each.

Consumers have been urged to cease use of the flawed wooden toy rattles and contact the company to obtain a full reimbursement. P. Graham Dunn can be reached at (800) 828-5260 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at www.pgrahamdunn.com.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan– Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys.

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