October 21, 2004
Release # 05-024
Firm's Hotline: (800) 445-8347
Firm's Media Contact: (973) 316-2500 ext. 232


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Earlyears® Spirolly Rattle

Units: About 1,600

Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: The spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the spiral section of the toy coming apart. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a rattle designed for children ages 3 months and up. It is approximately 5.5-inches long with a clear, spiral tube in the center containing eight yellow and purple balls inside that travel around the spiral. The ends of the rattle are green and purple and orange and yellow. The straight center tube is blue with a shaker inside. The item number E00148 is written on the packaging.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from young children and contact International Playthings for a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at
Picture of Recalled Spirolly Rattle