BRIO Corp. Recalls Bell Rattles for Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2006
Release #07-052
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-5639
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

BRIO Corp. Recalls Bell Rattles for 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: BRIO Bell Rattles

Units: About 5,550

Distributor: K'NEX Industries Inc., of Hatfield, Pa.

Manufacturer: BRIO AB, of Sweden

Hazard: The small bell positioned between the wood slats can break and allow access to small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves wooden rattles with six-multi-colored slats used to connect the two, red round ends. A metal bell is contained within the slats. The rattles measure 2 1/2-inches in diameter by 2 1/2-inches in height. The name BRIO appears on one of the wooden sides.

Sold by: Mail order, Internet and specialty toy stores nationwide from February 2005 through April 2006 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and contact K'NEX for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact K'NEX Industries at (800) 543-5639 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at email@KNEX.com

 

Picture of Recalled Bell Rattle