Some 280,000 baby rattles are being recalled due to a choking hazard, U.S. officials said.
VTech Toys said, via the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, that its “Shake and Sing Elephant Rattles,” which were manufactured in China, are being recalled.
“The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children,” reported the CPSC. A refund is being offered.
The recall, dated Jan. 25, affects 280,000 of the rattles with a 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 a button is switched on,” the agency said.
Consumers who bought the item should stop using the rattles and contact VTech for a full refund or replacement product.
The company said it got five reports of the ears breaking off the rattle, but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
The item sold at Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, and Seventh Avenue, as well as online at retailers Amazon and Zulily between November 2015 and November 2017.
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