Infant Rattles Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 24, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Infant Rattles

Units: About 25,000

Importer/Distributor: Lee Carter Co., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The rattle’s handle is small enough to fit into a child’s throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. “Made in Mexico” and “Lee Carter Company” are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle’s handle.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.leecartercompany.com

Picture of recalled rattle

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov