Parents may want to check their children's toy box for a rattle that is being recalled because it could pose a choking hazard and safety threat to children.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kid O Products, LLC, of Perth Amboy, N.J., is recalling about 1,500 baby rattles that could fall apart and pose a safety risk. If the rattle is twisted or pulled forcefully, the baby rattle's beads can come off and children can choke on them.
The products affected by the recall include the "Prisma and Duo style wooden baby rattles with multi-colored beads. The Prisma rattle is shaped as a bell with a loop handle and has style number 10331. The rattle measures about 3 3/4- inches long. "Prisma" and the style number can be found on the packaging. The Duo rattle is two interlocked rings with red and blue bead accents. 'Duo' and style number 10333 is printed on the packaging," according to the press release .
The rattles were sold at specialty children's stores nationwide from November 2010 through December 2010 for about $12.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I'm glad to hear that no injuries have been reported in connection to the recall. I urge consumers to take the recalled rattles away from children and throw them away, or take them to a retail store of mail the product to Kid O Products for a full refund. If you or your child has been injured in a product recall item, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .