|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|September 11, 1987
|Release # 87-052
Recall Warning issued on Windmill Rattle Because of possible Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Artsana of America, Inc., New York, New York, today announced a recall of children's rattles which could be a choking hazard.
The recalled item is a plastic baby rattle with a rubber suction cup. The top of the rattle has four balls fastened to a hub which spins on a shaft. Each ball contains two plastic pellets to provide noise as the balls are spun. The unit's hub is labeled "Made in Italy" and its suction cup is labeled "CHICCO". The rattle is identified as Model 61722 and sold in a cardboard box labeled "Spinning Windmill Rattle, 3 months - 24 months, Artsana S.P.A., Made in Italy."
Neither CPSC nor the firm is aware of any known injury associated with this rattle. Approximately 61,000 units were sold nationwide by the firm during the past two years for $2.95 each. Consumers who purchased these rattles for children should stop using them immediately and return them to the store where originally purchased for a refund. Retailers who have the Model 61722 Spinning Windmill Rattle in stock should stop selling them immediately.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact Artsana of America, Inc., by calling 212-255-6977. To determine if your product is affected by this announcement, consumers can call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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