More than 56,000 “Buff Baby” baby rattles from Fred & Friends have been recalled due to choking hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Description: This recall involves the ”Buff Baby” baby rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattle measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and “0.2” is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.
Where it was sold: The rattles were sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.amazon.com and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.
Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.
For more information, contact Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to Buffbabyrattle@fredandfriends.com.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.