Target Recalls Plush Boys Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2007
Release #08-002

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Target Recalls Plush Boys Rattles Due to 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: Plush Boys Rattles

Units: About 82,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled rattles can break open releasing the small beads inside, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled rattles were sold in three styles: a white baseball with red stitching, a brown football with white stitching, and an orange basketball with black stitching. The tag sewn into the rattle contains: "Reg. No. PA5706(CN), Distributed by Double Nice Co Ltd. 3f-2 No. 325, Wu Chuan Road, Taichung, Taiwan, Made in China."

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from March 2007 through May 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com

Picture of Recalled Plush Boys Rattles