Recall News: Baby rattles, sippy cups, knives
Friday, April 27, 2012
The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Whoozit Starry Time Rattles imported by Manhattan Group LLC of Minneapolis, Minn.; sold online through manhattantoy.com, and nationwide and in Canada at specialty toy and baby stores from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15. The plastic rattles feature three colored stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The clear spheres located at each end of the rattle contain small multicolored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The 5.5-inch-long rattles were manufactured in China.
WHY: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts and posing a choking hazard to small children.
INCIDENTS: The firm received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,000 in the U.S., 150 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact Manhattan Group toll-free at 800-541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
DETAILS: Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup imported by Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn., sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3. The cup's two handles are pink or blue with a white bunny head screw-on lid with one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups are manufactured in China.
WHY: The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three instances.
HOW MANY: Approximately 264,000
FOR MORE: Contact Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
DETAILS: Gerber Instant Knife imported by Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Ore., sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2012 through March 2012 for about $50. The spring-assisted clip knives have a black retractable 3-inch blade that folds into the textured black handle when the knife is not in use. The black handle has four diagonal slots on both sides. The knife measures 4.5-inches long when closed and 7.75 inches when open. The Gerber "sword and shield" logo appears in silver on one side of the blade close to the handle, and the name "Gerber" is written in silver on the knife's pocket clip. The knives are manufactured in China.
WHY: The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.
HOW MANY: About 3,000
FOR MORE: Contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at 877-314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.gerbergear.com
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