by: Ann Pietrangelo
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of the Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle.
Hazard: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Injuries/Incidents: Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.
About 3,000 units were sold in specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at http://www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15. The product was manufactured in China and imported by Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.manhattantoy.com.
In another recall, The CPSC and Target Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of the Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup.
Hazard: The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.
Description: The recall involves two styles of Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups. The cups come with handles on both sides in pink and blue, female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the bottom: “TARGET 200020683″ for pink and “TARGET 200020884″ for the blue.
About 264,000 units were manufactured in China and imported by Target Corporation; Minneapolis, Minn. The sippy cups were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sippy cups and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com
To make a report to the CPSC visit SaferProducts.gov or call (800) 638-2772.
Source: PR Newswire/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission