Wooden Rattles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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In a news release Thursday, Manhattan Group LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the voluntary recall of wooden rattles due parts that can break off and pose a choking hazard.

Subject to recall are approximately 3,300 Twirlla wooden rattles that have U-shaped parts that can break off, posing a choking hazard. So far, no injuries related to the issue have been reported.

The recalled rattles are made of wood and are about 6 inches long. They are painted and have a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces in red and pale blue, and an orange bead in the center. A green center post connects all of the pieces.

The rattles were sold for about $12 nationwide at specialty stores and online at ManhattanToy.com from March 2011 through July 2011.

Consumers are urged to take the rattles away from children immediately and return the toys to the place of purchase in exchange for a full refund.

As a product defect lawyer, consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no children were harmed by playing with the rattle. Because of my experience as a product liability lawyer, I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage anyone who has one of the recalled rattles to remove it from children’s possession and return it to the place of purchase as soon as possible.