May 11, 1988  
Release # 88-027

Li Peng Enterprises Recalls Rainbow Bell Baby Rattles

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Li Peng Enterprises, Inc., Los Angeles, California today announced the voluntary recall of Rainbow Bell baby rattles, Item CT-8013, which present a choking hazard to infants.

The rattles are multicolored plastic with a handle made up of what appears to be beads at one end and 4 bell-shaped noise makers in a circle at the other end. The item is labeled, "C T Made In Taiwan".

Neither Li Peng nor the Commission know of any injuries caused by these baby rattles.

The rattle presents a choking hazard because the handle is small enough to enter a child's mouth and long enough to reach the back of the throat and because the metal bell can detach from the top part of the rattle.

Consumers should take the rattles away from infants immediately and return the rattles to the retail store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price.

Approximately 86,400 of the baby rattles were sold between June 1987 and August 1987 for $2.85.

The rattles were identified during Operation Toyland import surveillance in the Port of Los Angeles. Operation Toyland is part of a cooperative program between U.S. Customs and the CPSC to stop noncomplying hazardous toys from being distributed.