CPSC: Baby Rattles Recalled by Toys Distribution for Choking Risks

12/14/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Los Angeles, CA — Toys Distribution Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a voluntary product recall of baby rattles over choking hazards the defective product poses to young children. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on December 13, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that the baby rattles can break into small parts, which poses a choking hazard to young children as well as violates federal safety requirements. The handle on some of the rattles is small enough to enter an infant’s mouth, and become stuck in the throat.

“The recall includes plastic rattles sold in various pastel colors and shapes, including a toy phone, animal, small buggy and sea horse. The rattles were sold in sets of five or eight rattles per box. ‘HANDBELL TOYS’ is printed in the upper left corner of the package. ‘MADE IN CHINA’ is printed on the bottom of the package. One set has “JUNYI” printed on the front upper right corner of the package and ‘ITEM NO. 58083801’ printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker. Another set has ‘XIN DA MEI’ printed on the front upper right corner of the package and ‘ITEM NO. 308363’ printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker.” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to return the rattles to the place of purchase, or contact Toys Direct for a full refund or replacement product.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Toys Distribution Inc. collect at (323) 266-8088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at [email protected]

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