Wooden Rattle Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2011
Release #11-316
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 541-1345
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Wooden Rattle Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Twirlla™ Wooden Rattle

Units: About 3,300 in the United States and 145 in Canada

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The toy's U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The painted wood rattle is approximately 6 inches long and has a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces (red and pale blue) and an orange bead in the center with a green center post connecting all pieces. The moving parts make noise when they come together.

Sold at: Baby and gift and specialty stores nationwide and online at ManhattanToy.com from March 2011 through July 2011 for about $12.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should take the rattles away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.manhattantoy.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1403

Picture of recalled rattle