Tiffany and Company Recalls Paloma Rattles for Aspiration, Laceration Hazards

July 5, 2006
Alert #06-563

 

 

Tiffany and Company Recalls Paloma Rattles for Aspiration, Laceration Hazards

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Paloma Rattles

Units: About 47

Manufacturer: Cunill Orferbres, of Barcelona, Spain, for Tiffany and Company, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Seams on the rattle can open during use, releasing small round beads. The beads can pose an aspiration hazard to young children. The breakage also can create ragged edges on the ring, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Tiffany and Company have received no reports of injuries or incidents of the product breaking in actual use. This recall is being conducted as a precaution, based on the results of routine periodic product safety testing.

Description: The Paloma Rattle is a ring that is 2.5 inches in diameter. It consists of nine linked sterling-silver balls that contain small beads

Sold at: Tiffany and Company sold these rattles in its stores, catalogs and on its Web site from January 20005 through March 2006 for about $195. This recall involves rattles sold in March 2006.

Manufactured In: Barcelona, Spain

Remedy: Consumers should take these rattles away from babies and return the product to Tiffany and Company for a full refund or a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, customers can contact Tiffany and Company at (800) 464-5000 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Tiffany and Company also is contacting customers about the recall.

 

Picture of Recalled Rattle