Wrist Rattles, Baby Booties Recalled For Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have jointly announced a new product recall for defective <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties.

More than 10,000 defective Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ wrist rattles and 11,000 pairs of defective baby booties in the United States and 600 defective wrist rattles and 700 pairs of defective baby booties in Canada are involved in the product recall.

The recalled wrist rattles and baby booties were manufactured in China and imported by Midwest-CBK Inc., of Union City, Tennessee.

The pom-poms attached to the defective wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard. To date, the firm has received one report of a pom-pom detaching from the wrist rattle. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Monkeez & Friends™ wrist rattles and baby booties are made of knitted yarn and have a monkey head and a pom-pom attached. Both come in multiple color combinations and were sold by gift stores, drug stores, décor outlets, and variety stores nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. The wrist rattles sold for about $5 and the booties sold for about $13.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to the store where they were purchased or to Midwest-CBK for a full refund. If consumers are unable to return the recalled product to the store where purchased, Midwest-CBK should be contacted to receive a prepaid shipping label.

Midwest-CBK can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.394.4225 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday.

The agencies remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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