Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard
Midwest-CBK has announced a recall of roughly 1,900 baby rattles. The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. They measure about 7 inches in diameter by 2 inches thick. Sweet-ums and Midwest-CBK are printed on a hang tag on the rattles. A label sewn into the rattles has Midwest-CBK, the production date 04/2013 and the batch #:00001281 printed on it.
The affected baby rattles were sold at gift stores nationwide from July 2013 through December 2013.
Consumers should take the recalled baby rattles away from young children immediately and contact Midwest-CBK for a full refund.
For more on this recall, contact Midwest-CBK toll-free at 800-394-4225.
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