Head’s up moms and dads! Fred & Friends has recalled its “Buff Baby” baby rattles due to a choking hazard. If you have one of these rattles, you should stop using it immediately and contact the company for a refund (details below).
The CSPC is reporting that the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children. About 47,000 of these rattles were sold in the U.S. and 9,300 in Canada from October, 2011 through June, 2013 for between $7 and $10.
Here’s what the rattle looks like: The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. It measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and “0.2” is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were sold in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.
For a refund, contact Fred & Friends toll-free at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fredandfriends.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an email to Buffbabyrattle@fredandfriends.com.
The rattles were sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.amazon.com and various other websites.
Please spread the word about this recall. Thank you and be safe. Melissa