Consumer product recall

Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

Starting date:
April 26, 2012
Posting date:
April 26, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Miscellaneous, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002815

Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Manhattan Group, LLC

Affected products

Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

Product description

This recall involves a plastic rattle that is approximately 14 centimetres (5.5 inches) long and features three coloured (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars that sit between two clear rattles on a flexible stem. The clear rattles are approximately 4.45 centimeters (1.75 inches) in diameter and contain small multi-coloured beads. One rattle contains a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face.

The recalled rattle can be identified by item number 211460 and UPC 011964451425.

Hazard identified

The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break when dropped onto hard surfaces, resulting in small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Manhattan Group has received 2 reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this toy.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 148 units of the recalled rattles were sold at various specialty toy and baby stores and online at manhattantoy.com in Canada.

Approximately 2,192 units of the recalled rattles at various specialty toy and baby stores and online at manhattantoy.com in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled rattles were sold from September 2011 to March 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor

Manhattan Group LLC

Minneapolis

Minnesota

UNITED STATES

Tel: 1-800-541-1345

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the rattle away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Manhattan Group at 1-800-541-1345, between 8AM and 5PM CST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.