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Recall: Lee Carter baby rattles due to infant choking hazard

Consumer Reports News: January 24, 2012 02:38 PM

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif., have issued a recall of roughly 25,000 infant rattles for handles that pose a choking hazard to children.

According to the CPSC, the handles are small enough to fit inside a child's throat and violate federal safety standards designed to protect children from choking dangers.

There have been no reported incidents of babies choking on the rattles. Consumers, however, should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants.

The recalled rattles measure about 4-1/2 inches long, are woven from multi-colored plastic and have a bell inside. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle.

They were sold at various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

In addition to removing the recalled rattles from children's use, consumers are advised to return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website:

Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC]

Paul Eng

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