About 37,000 Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the Recalled Teethers/Rattles immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell recalled products.
The recalled toys were manufactured in China and imported by Sassy Inc., of Kentwood, Michigan.
Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the defective toy, posing an ingestion hazard. To date, the firm has received one report of pieces of the black plastic from the polka dot ball detaching while being chewed. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles intended for babies aged three months and older. The defective product has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. Style number 80026 is printed on the packaging.
The recalled Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles were sold at mass merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5.
In addition to immediately taking the recalled Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles from children, the CPSC is advising consumers to contact Sassy Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy. Sassy Inc. can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.323.6336 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website.