Stacking Toy Recalled For Choking Hazard Risk

Note: Distributor (Deb's Toys) is out of business.


CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

Originally issued October 20, 1994; Revised July 10, 2001

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-011


Stacking Toy Recalled For Choking Hazard Risk

Washington, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Deb's Toys Inc. of Eatontown, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 24,400 "Rattlin Rocking Rings," model number 63259, because they pose a choking risk for young children.

The Rattlin Rocking Rings are plastic stacking toys that have a yellow and blue rocking base with a cone-shaped pole in the center and six graduated doughnut-shaped rings that stack on top of each other. Three of the rings are clear plastic with multi-colored beads inside.

CPSC testing found that the beads can come out and may choke a young child. To date, neither Deb's Toys nor CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the Rattlin Rocking Rings.

Deb's Toys distributed the recalled toy, which sold for $6.99 each, from January 1993 through May 1994 at Toys 'R' Us and Small World stores nationwide. Consumers can identify the toy by the word "chicco ," which is painted in blue on two sides of the base, and the words "MADE IN CHINA" embossed underneath the base. The cardboard boxes in which the toys were packaged reads, in part, "chicco 'pronounced Kee-Ko' 8 pcs, 6-36m. . . . MADE IN CHINA FOR ARTSANA S.P.A. COMO-ITALY."

Consumers should take the toy away from young children immediately and return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund. However, the distributor, Deb's Toys Inc., is out of business and cannot be contacted.