Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
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Recall SummaryName of product:
“Buff Baby” baby rattlesHazard:
The rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to Buffbabyrattle@fredandfriends.com.Report an Incident Involving this Product
About 47,500 in the United States and 9,300 in Canada
This recall involves the ”Buff Baby” baby rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattle measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and “0.2” is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.
Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.
Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.amazon.com and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.
Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I.
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