Choking Hazard Leads to the Recall of 280,000 Infant Rattles by VTech
The rattles were sold at Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online through Amazon and Zulily
VTech is recalling about 280,000 infant rattles. The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves the Vtech Shake and Sing Elephant rattle with model number 80-184800. The rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and white plastic teething ring at the other end. VTech is stamped on the elephant.
The rattle is about seven inches long and the number 1848 is printed on the back of the rattle adjacent to the battery door. The rattle sings when switched on.
Where were the rattles sold?
The recalled infant rattles were sold at Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online through Amazon and Zulily from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8 each.
To date, Vtech says that it has received five reports of the ears breaking off the rattle. No injuries related to this recall have been reported, thus far.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Shake and Sing Elephant rattles and contact VTech for a full refund or credit for a replacement product.
Consumers seeking additional information about this recall can contact VTech customer service at (800) 521-2010.