|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|November 17, 1988|
|Release # 88-100|
WASHINGTON - Toys-R-Us, Paramus, NJ, is voluntarily recalling eight "Crib Pals Rattles" because they failed to meet the mandatory standard for rattles and may pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold in Toy-R-Us stores nationwide, the recalled rattles include a "Kitty Cat Lion Rattle" and a set of seven "Playtime Pals" rattles.
"Crib Pals # V-2402, Kitty Cat Lion Rattle - SKN23970" is a 3 1/2 inch round, yellow plastic face of a cat. A red pull handle is attached under the cat's chin; when the handle is pulled, a plastic mane pops out to transform the cat into a lion. "Made in Japan" is imprinted on the back of the rattle.
The nose of the cat-lion may separate from the rattle and may pose a choking hazard to infants and toddlers. About 2,500 rattles were sold from October, 1987 to August, 1988 for $3.99 each.
The set of seven rattles, packaged as "Crib Pals #RS-7, Playtime Pals - SKN234974", were sold for $16.99 from November, 1987 to July, 1988. Each set included a: Musical Chime, Li'l Fish Bath Toy, Dial 'N Rattle, Squeaky Rattle, Star Rattle, Happy Horn Rattle and Trumpet Time. Each rattle is made of yellow, red, blue and white plastic, with "Royal" and/or "Japan" printed on each. Two of the rattles, the Star Rattle and Musical Chime, failed the requirements for rattles and may pose a choking hazard. Approximately 13,000 sets were sold.
Consumers having any of the rattles should immediately take them away from children and return them to the nearest Toys-R-Us store for a refund of the full purchase price. Consumers who have concerns about the recall should contact Toys-R-Us at 1-800-548-0364.
Toys-R-Us or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is not aware of any injuries associated with the rattles to date.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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