Recall: Whoozit Starry Time Rattle
On 2012-04-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Whoozit Starry Time Rattle due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $15.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Manhattan Group rattle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Infant, Crib & Stroller Toys category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 541-1345
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What is the problem?
The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1590
These items were sold new+ at Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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