Hazard: The rattle’s handle is small enough to fit into a child’s throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Recall Date: 2012-01-24
Recall:
 963 – 12093
Units: About 25,000
Incidents/Injuries:
 None reported

Product Name: Infant Rattles
Description:
The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. “Made in Mexico” and “Lee Carter Company” are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle’s handle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.leecartercompany.com

Retailer: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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