“Buff Baby” Dumbbell Baby Rattle Recall Issued Due to Choking Risk

Almost 57,000 imitation dumbbell baby rattles have been recalled, after multiple consumers have reported that the end caps separated and released small plastic pellets that children could potentially choke on.

The “Buff Baby” baby rattle recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 27, indicating that the product poses a serious chocking risk for infants. While at least 2 reports of problems with the Buff Baby rattles have been received, no injuries have been reported.

The recall consists of “Baby Buff” rattles with UPC code 728987019098, which are shaped like a dumbbell. The rattles are packaged in a clear rectangular box displaying a young child holding up the rattle.

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The rattles are marketed for children 3 month and up and are made of a gray colored plastic with small pellets inside and measure roughly 5.5 inches long and 2 inches wide with “0.2” on both side of the rattle.

The recalled baby rattles were manufactured in China under Fred & Friends of Cumberland, Rhode Island where they were sold at baby stores and specialty stores nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, online at amazon.com and other website providers from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.

Consumers should take the baby rattles away from their children immediately and contact Fred & Friends toll free at (877) 647-8644 for a full refund.


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