|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|October 3, 1988|
|Release # 88-079|
WASHINGTON - Playskool, Inc.., of Pawtucket, RI, is voluntarily recalling approximately 198,000 Shake 'N Sort Rattles model no. 5040 because some of the rattles made prior to 1988 may separate and release small beads which may be a potential choking hazard to young children. Neither Playskool, Inc. nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of any injuries associated with this product.
Sold nationally for about $6.00, the Shake 'N Sort Rattle contains beads of different sizes and colors which children can sort into different holes. The hourglass shaped plastic rattle, measures five inches long, with an orange handle and yellow plastic caps, which seal both ends of the rattle. "Playskool" is printed on one of the yellow caps.
Consumers should immediately take the rattle away from young children, and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Rattles may also be sent directly to Playskool, Inc., PO Box 200, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0200 for a refund. Consumers may call Playskool at 1-800-752-9755 for additional information about the recall.
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