Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

The dumbbell-shaped "Buff Baby" rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts.

Recall date: June 27, 2013
Recall number: 13-229
  • Packaged Buff Baby baby rattles

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    Packaged Buff Baby baby rattles

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    Buff Baby baby rattles

Recall Summary

Name of product:

“Buff Baby” baby rattles


The rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Consumer Contact:

Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

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.   

Sold at

Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at 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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  • Packaged Buff Baby baby rattles

  • Buff Baby baby rattles