Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Fred & Friends Recalls almost 57,000 Baby Rattles

The company is recalling its "Buff Baby" baby rattles because rattle's end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Fred & Friends Recalls almost 57,000 Baby Rattles

“Buff Baby” baby rattle (Photo from cpsc.gov)
“Buff Baby” baby rattle (Photo from cpsc.gov)

Fred & Friends is recalling almost 57,000 "Buff Baby” baby rattles in the United States and Canada because the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts. This can pose a choking hazard to small children. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside.

The company has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported.

For more information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.


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