The CPSC has announced the recall of almost 57,000 baby rattles.
“Buff Baby” baby rattles by Fred & Friends is a grey plastic rattle that is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. There is a concern that the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard. There have been two reports received of the rattle caps separating, though no injuries have occurred.
The rattle 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 packaged featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.
I realize that, on some level, there are more recalls of children’s products because we are all on extra high alert with kids. That is a good thing. But there are still too many of these products on the market that are just plain unsafe.