Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and Fred & Friends have jointly recalled the above baby rattles with UPC 728987019098. The end of the rattles may disconnect, exposing small pellets, which may pose a choking hazard.
Though no injuries occurred, two incidents in which the end cap became dislodged were reported—one in Canada, one in the US.
Customers should remove the rattles immediately and contact Fred & Friends customer service toll-free safety recall line at 1-877-647-8644, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, visit the company's website or email for instructions on how to return the product.
For every returned rattle affected by the recall, customers will receive a refund of $10.00 USD.
From October 2011 to June 2013, approximately 9,337 of the rattles were sold in Canada, and 47,503 in the United States, via Amazon.com and various specialty retailers.