|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-5639
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
BRIO Corp. Recalls Bell Rattles for Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: BRIO Bell Rattles
Units: About 5,550
Distributor: K'NEX Industries Inc., of Hatfield, Pa.
Manufacturer: BRIO AB, of Sweden
Hazard: The small bell positioned between the wood slats can break and allow access to small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: This recall involves wooden rattles with six-multi-colored slats used to connect the two, red round ends. A metal bell is contained within the slats. The rattles measure 2 1/2-inches in diameter by 2 1/2-inches in height. The name BRIO appears on one of the wooden sides.
Sold by: Mail order, Internet and specialty toy stores nationwide from February 2005 through April 2006 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and contact K'NEX for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact K'NEX Industries at (800) 543-5639 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at email@KNEX.com
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
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