Health Canada and the CPSC have jointly announced that the Minneapolis-based Manhattan Group is voluntarily recalling one of their products. The product, which consumers are being advised to stop using immediately, is the Whoozit Starry Time Rattle. There are about 3,000 of the rattles in the United States and 150 in Canada that are affected by the recall.
The reason for the recall is that some of the rattles, which were manufactured in China, have broken, which is problematic as the clear spheres on each end of the rattles contain small beads which present a choking hazard if they fall out of the item. Two reports have surfaced of this very occurrence, but thankfully, neither of those instances resulted in an injury to the children using the product.
Consumers can identify the product by a hang tag which lists the name of the item. The Whoozit rattle is 5 and a half inches long and features three stars sandwiched between two clear spheres. They were sold in baby’s and children’s toy stores in America and Canada between September of last year and this past March. Each rattle cost about $15. They were also sold online at Manhattan Group’s website. Full refunds for the product will be honored.