Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Choking Hazard

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.

Recall date: January 24, 2012
Recall number: 12-093

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Infant Rattles


The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at

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Recall Details


About 25,000


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.


None reported


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.

Sold at

Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.


Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.


Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

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