Potential Choking Hazard Leads To Recall Of Rattles Distributed With Baby Bibs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 4, 1989  
Release # 89-094
 

Potential Choking Hazard Leads To Recall Of Rattles Distributed With Baby Bibs

WASHINGTON, DC -- Mini Togs, Inc., Monroe, Louisiana is voluntarily recalling certain spin rattles distributed with its Baby Bib #200. Infants can break the rattles during use exposing small parts which present choking, aspiration or ingestion hazards. The hazardous rattles feature a center part in the shape of a bear face, butterfly, bell or train engine.

According to the company, 60,000 sets of these recalled baby bibs with rattles were distributed nationwide through J.C. Penney retail stores since January 1988. The product sold at retail for about $2.25. While no known choking incidents have been reported to date, the company is recalling the rattles to prevent the possibility of such accidents from occurring.

Consumers should take note that rattles with a sunflower or horse shaped center part plus the rattles distributed with Bib #200A are not being recalled.

Consumers who have the recalled rattles should immediately take them back to the retailer from whom they were obtained. A bounty of $1.00 will be paid for each hazardous rattle returned. Consumers also have the option of returning the rattles directly to the firm for a replacement. For more information consumers may contact the firm directly by calling "Lisa" at
(318) 388-4916.