Fred & Friends Buff Baby Rattle

Starting date:
June 27, 2013
Posting date:
June 27, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34297

Joint recall with Fred & Friends, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Fred & Friends Buff Baby Rattle

Product description

This recall involves the Fred & Friends branded “Buff Baby Rattle” (UPC 728987019098).

It is a gray baby rattle, shaped like a dumbbell, and made from plastic with plastic pellets inside that rattle when shaken. Both ends of the rattle are marked with "0.2".

Hazard identified

The end cap of the rattle may become dislodged, exposing the user to small plastic pellets from inside the rattle. These small components can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Fred & Friends has received two reports of incidents (one in Canada and one in the United States), where the end cap of the rattle became dislodged, exposing the user to small plastic pellets from inside the rattle. No injuries have been reported.

For some tips to help consumer choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 9,337 units of the recalled rattles have been sold through Amazon.com, and various specialty toy and baby stores in Canada.

Approximately 47,503 units of the recalled rattles have been sold through Amazon.com, and various specialty toy and baby stores in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled rattles were sold from October 2011 to June 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hoobbe Ltd.
Kwai Hing
CHINA
Distributor
Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends
Cumberland
Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should take the recalled rattle away from children immediately and contact Fred & Friends customer service to obtain further instructions on how to return the product for a refund.

For further instructions on the return of the product, consumers should contact the Fred & Friends Buff Baby Rattle toll-free safety recall line at 1-877-647-8644, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website, or contact the company by email. Consumers will be offered a refund of $10.00 USD for each Buff Baby Rattle (UPC 728987019098) product that is returned to Fred & Friends in accordance with this recall.

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

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.