Toy Recall: Whoozit Starry Time Rattles by Manhattan Due to Choking Hazard

 [ Image : Recalled due to potential choking hazard : Whoozit Starry Time Rattle toy by Manhattan. ]

Whoozit Starry Time Rattle has been recalled by Manhattan toys due to a potential choking hazard.

The clear spheres on the ends of the rattle can break and release numerous small parts, which pose a choking hazard to small children.

Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking, however, no injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 4th May 2012 : a recall on this product has also been published in Great Britain. Stop the use of this toy immediately; return it to the original place of purchase for a refund. If you have any further questions there is a free UK telephone number to call: 0800 731 2857 — lines are open between the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM.

Around 3,000 units of this product in the United States and 150 in Canada are affected by the recall. The rattle toys were made in China.

Whoozit Starry Time Rattles were sold in a variety of speciality toy and baby stores in the USA and Canada. It was also sold via Manhattan’s own website: Sold for about $15, the toy was available from September 2011 until March 2012.

The recalled toy is described by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as: “plastic rattles feature three colored [sic] (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long.

Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored [sic] beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.”

The affected rattles should be taken away from young children immediately and returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

For further information, Manhattan Group can be contacted free of telephone charges on: (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CT) Monday to Friday. The company’s website address is:

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