Tuesday, October 2, 2007

RECALL: Target Recalls Sports-Themed Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target stores today announced a voluntary recall of about 82,000 Plush Boys Rattles. The recalled rattles can break open releasing the small beads inside, posing a choking hazard to young children. There were no reported incidents or injuries. The recalled rattles were sold in three styles: a white baseball with red stitching, a brown football with white stitching, and an orange basketball with black stitching. The tag sewn into the rattle contains: "Reg. No. PA5706(CN), Distributed by Double Nice Co Ltd. 3f-2 No. 325, Wu Chuan Road, Taichung, Taiwan, Made in China." They were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from March 2007 through May 2007 for about $1 and were manufactured in China.
Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from young children immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central timeT Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.target.com/

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