Chicagoland parents and caregivers, check your diaper bag for this recalled toy: Whoozit Starry Time Rattles by Manhattan Group LLC are being voluntarily recalled.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with Manhattan Group, announced the voluntary recall today.
According to the press release from the CPSC, the clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts and posing a choking hazard to small children.
Manhattan Group has received two reports of the rattles breaking, but no injuries have been reported. In the US, the rattles were sold at specialty baby and toy stores. The rattles were also sold online through Manhattan Group’s website. About 3,000 rattles are being recalled.
According to Manhattan Group’s website, its products are sold in Illinois in more than 20 baby and toy stores.
The CPSC advised parents and caregivers to stop using the toy, take the recalled rattles away from young children, and return the rattles to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for a refund directly through its toll-free number (1-800-541-1345) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Central time.
In a statement on the company’s website, Manhattan Group said it will “continue to make safety our priority when designing and manufacturing toys. All of our products are designed to meet or exceed the standards set forth by the U.S. CPSC.”
Consumers can sign up for information on all recalled products at Recalls.gov, and the CPSC’s website has a complete list of recalled products. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also enforces the Children’s Product Safety Act. According to the Illinois Attorney General’s website, this law “requires manufacturers and retailers to provide notice to consumers when products intended for children have been deemed unsafe.” For example, Illinois retailers must remove dangerous products from store shelves and post recall notices in prominent locations.