|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (415) 824-2004 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. 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: Infant Rattles
Units: About 25,000
Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle.
Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com
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