|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 828-5260
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Wooden Toy Rattles
Units: About 500
Distributor: P. Graham Dunn, of Dalton, Ohio
Hazard: The wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of four incidents of the metal rattle becoming exposed. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves a wooden toy rattle with light brown stain, eight wooden dowels and a gold-colored metal rattle inside. The toy rattle is circular in shape, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 inches.
Sold by: Gift stores and book retailers nationwide from June 2010 through July 2010 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact P. Graham Dunn to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact P. Graham Dunn at (800) 828-5260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.pgrahamdunn.com
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