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Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

  • Packaged Buff Baby baby rattles
  • Buff Baby baby rattles
Name of Product:
"Buff Baby" baby rattles
Hazard:
The rattle's end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
June 27, 2013
Units:
About 47,500 in the United States and 9,300 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to Buffbabyrattle@fredandfriends.com.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the "Buff Baby" baby rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattle measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and "0.2" is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.   

Incidents/Injuries:

Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At:
Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.amazon.com and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.
Importer:

Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I.

Distributor

Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-229
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