Note: Telephone number change.


Rattle Recall Hotline: (866) 666-8266 

May 1, 2002


Release # 02-154

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Prestige Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 4,600 Duckie Ring rattle/teethers. The rattle may break, causing small beads to fall out, which presents a potential choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Prestige have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The Duckie Ring has a clear plastic tube with multi-colored balls inside that make a rattling sound. The rattle is attached to a yellow duck with an orange beak by a blue and yellow striped teether. The brand name "PRESTIGE™" is embossed on the teether. The combination rattle/teethers have model numbers 4576, 44576, and 84576, which can be found on the sewn-on label.

Retailers nationwide, including the Fred Meyer Co., The Carters Outlet Stores, Proffits and E.A.T. Gifts, sold the rattles from March 2002 through April 2002 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately take the rattles away from children and return them to the company to receive a replacement toy or refund. Consumer should send the rattle to Prestige Toy Corp., 131 West 33rd Street. Room 606, New York, N.Y. Prestige will reimburse consumers for the cost of postage. For more information, consumers can contact Prestige toll-free at (866) 666-8266 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Duckie Ring Rattle/Teether