Sippy cups and baby rattles are two of three children’s products being recalled by the manufacturers and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Gerber, Target Home and the Manhattan Group LLC are the three companies that have products being recalled.
1. Name of Product: Whoozit(r) Starry Time Rattle
Units: About 3,000 in the United States and 150 in Canada. Importer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Injuries/Incidents: Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Whoozit(r) Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles 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 long. 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 featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.
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. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.manhattantoy.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1590
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12161.html
2. Name of Product: Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup
Units: Approximately 264,000. Importer: Target Corporation; Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: 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/Injuries: 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 of these reports.
Description: The 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" for pink and "TARGET 200020884" for the blue.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sippy cups and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12162.html
3. Name of Product: Gerber(r) Instant(tm) Knife
Units: About 3,000. Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.
Description: The recalled knives are spring-assisted clip knives with a black retractable 3.18" blade which can be folded into the textured black handle when the knife is not in use. The black handle has four diagonal slots on both sides. When closed, the knife measures 4.57" in length and when open, it measures 7.75". The Gerber "sword and shield" trademark appears in silver, on one side of the blade, close to the handle. The name "Gerber(r)" is written in silver on the knife's pocket clip. This recall involves model numbers 30-000435 and 31-001101. The different model numbers refer to the same knife sold in a box (30-000435) and in a blister pack (31-001101). The model number is printed on the original packaging underneath the barcode. It is not printed on the knife.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2012 through March 2012 for about $50. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Instant Knives and contact Gerber Legendary Blades to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please 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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12163.html