February 2, 1989


Release # 89-010


WASHINGTON, D. C. -- A plastic flower-shaped baby rattle is being voluntarily recalled by M. Adler's Son, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, because the rattle may break and the pieces may pose a choking hazard to infants and young children.

The Flower Rattle No. M6588 is six inches long and made of white plastic with circles an both ends. Inside of one circle is a blue, pink or yellow "flower" with colored beads inside its petals. The rattles were manufactured in China and 93,000 were sold nationwide from October 1987 to October 1988.

Consumers should immediately take the flower rattle away from infants and return the product to the retailer where purchased for a full-refund. Consumers may also contact M. Adler's Son, Inc., at 1-800-221-6974 for additional information.

The U.S. Custom Service identified the hazardous rattles at the Port of Oakland, California during "Operation Toyland," a joint import surveillance program with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.