March 22, 1995


Release # 95-096

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Zoll Woodworks of Wurtsboro, N.Y., is recalling 1,993 wooden rattles. The rattle handle may present a choking hazard for young children.

The rattles are constructed of wood in varying shades of dark brown to near white. The Fudge Pop rattle resembles a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bar. Near the top of the Fudge Pop rattle is a bite indentation revealing the "vanilla ice cream" inside. The rattle is 7.75 inches long and 2 inches wide and is glued into a 3.5-inch wood handle. The Lolly Pop measures 3 inches in diameter and is glued to a 4-inch wood handle. Both the Fudge Pop and Lolly Pop rattles have a 1.25-inch wooden ball glued to the end of the handle.

Zoll Woodworks distributed the recalled rattles nationwide from February 1994 through January 1995. The rattles were sold for about $14.00 at art and craft galleries, museums, and gift shops including the Smithsonian Museum Shop and An American Craftsman.

Although no complaints or injuries have been reported to Zoll, the company is taking this action as a preventive measure.

Consumers should take the rattles away from children immediately and return the rattle to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers can call Zoll at (845) 888-5841 for more information.