Choking Hazard Causes Recall of Whoozit Starry Time Rattles

Posted on April 26, 2012

Another item is being recalled because of the hazard it poses to children.

The product in question is known as the Whoozit Starry Time Rattle, and it was imported from China by the Minneapolis-based Manhattan Group LLC.  These items pose a danger because the ends contain clear spheres that have a propensity to break off from the rattle.  Unfortunately, these spheres also contain tiny parts that a small child could choke on.  3,150 were distributed throughout North America, with all but 150 shipping to the United States.

The firm has received two reports of the rattle breaking, but thankfully those incidents did not result in an injury.  Concerned consumers can find the name of the product on the rattle’s hang tag.  They were sold at a variety of children’s product stores through the United States and Canada, where they retailed for around $15.  They were also sold at  Affected rattles were available for purchase between September and March.

Concerned guardians are being advised to remove the rattle from a child’s presence as soon as possible.  The item can be taken back to where it was bought from by consumers in order to get a complete refund.

Recalls are always disappointing to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer like me, but those that involve children’s products are particularly alarming.  Parents rely on the fact that what they give their children is going to be safe, as these youngsters aren’t able to look out for themselves the way an adult can.  I hope as a personal injury attorney in San Francisco that these items all get returned before a child gets hurt.

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