|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 541-1345
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Manhattan Group Recalls Infant Rattles Due to 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: Tumble Tower Infant Rattles
Units: About 7,000
Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The blue plastic end caps of the rattle can break, resulting in small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Manhattan Group has received two reports of the blue plastic end caps breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Manhattan Toy™ baby rattle is 5 inches long and made of clear plastic with blue end cap pieces. The two clear handles feature colorful beads inside and brightly colored rings on the outside. A blue face spins on a purple post inside the rattle center when it is turned.
Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide, mail order catalogs, and the Internet from September 2007 through April 2008 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the toys away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or contact Manhattan Group to exchange the rattles for another toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.manhattantoy.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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