|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
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Target Recalls Baby Rattles and Ornaments for Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Plush Baby Rattles and Photo Frame Ornaments
Units: About 460,000
Manufacturer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: Small parts on the plush rattles and frame ornaments can break or detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, the rattles’ plastic ring can break and expose sharp points.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 11 reports of the pompoms, eyes, nose and bows detaching from rattles and frame ornaments, including one report of a baby mouthing a detached part. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves plush rattles and frame ornaments sold in the "See. Spot. Save." department of Target stores. The two styles of rattles include a pink bear and a green moose. The plush animals either have a rattle inside or a plastic ring attached. The photo frame ornaments are a pink bear or green moose holding either a square or heart-shaped frame.
Sold at: Target stores exclusively nationwide from November 2006 through December 2006 for $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rattles and photo frames immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target GiftCard worth the value of the returned item plus applicable sales tax.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target’s Web site at www.Target.com
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