May 15, 1996


Release # 96-123

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Jade Express Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., voluntarily recalled about 40,000 Rattle Sets in two styles. The rattles can break apart, releasing small parts that present a potential choking hazard to young children.

The rattles were packaged in sets of three (item number AEA 1013) or six (item number AEA 1016) in cardboard cartons labeled in part, "*** BABY RATTLE SET *** Hello Baby ***." Both sets include red, yellow, blue, or green plastic rattles shaped like a telephone, a trumpet, and a cage with a ball. The six-rattle set also contains rattles shaped like a horse, a bear, and a large key ring.

The rattle sets were sold nationwide in convenience stores and flea markets from September 1995 to January 1996. The three-rattle sets sold for about $2.50 and the six-rattle sets sold for about $4.

Consumers should take these rattles away from young children immediately and discard or destroy them. Firm is out of business and cannot be contacted.

CPSC and Jade Express are not aware of any injuries involving these rattles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.