Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazards

The “Buff Baby” baby rattle has been recalled due to a choking hazard.

The rattle separates easily releasing small parts posing as a choking hazard to small children. There are currently about 47,500 units in the United States and 9,300 in Canada. The product is gray plastic rattle shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattles were packaged in a clear cylindrical package featuring a picture of a baby girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.

Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately remove these rattles from their child’s possession and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.

This product was sold to specialty 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.

Contact Fred & Friends toll-free at 877-647-8644 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com

If your child has suffered a serious injury as a result of this recalled product or any other product on the market that has been recalled, contact us immediately and fill out our free case evaluation form today.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Fred-Friends-Recalls-Baby-Rattles/

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