Two recalls have been issued for dangerous rattles and sippy cups, government agencies just announced. A recall involving Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle was announced jointly by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC). The Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup recall was announced by the CPCS.
Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle
About 3,000 rattles were recalled in the United States; another 150 were recalled in Canada. The defective, recalled Whoozit® Starry Time Rattles were manufactured in China; imported by Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.
The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children. To date, Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves plastic Whoozit® Starry Time Baby Rattles that feature three colored (orange, aqua blue, and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches in length. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc with a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hangtag.
The firm advises consumers to immediately take these rattles away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Manhattan Group can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.541.1345, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.manhattantoy.com.
Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup
Approximately 254,000 Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups, which were manufactured in China and imported by the Target Corporation; Minneapolis, Minnesota have been recalled. The defective sippy cups were sold exclusively at Target stores, nationwide, from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.
The ear on the Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard. To date, Target has received six reports of incidents in which the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.
This recall involves two styles of Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups. The cups come with handles on both sides in pink and blue; female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the bottom: “TARGET 200020683″ (pink) and “TARGET 200020884″ (blue).
Target advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Target can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.440.0680, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.target.com.