Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

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.

Recall date: April 26, 2012
Recall number: 12161
  • Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

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    Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle


The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Consumer Contact:

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

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Recall Details


About 3,000 in the United States and 150 in Canada


This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.


Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Sold at

Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.


Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

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  • Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle