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Recall:  VTech Defective Infant Rattle Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Posted on 02/07/2018

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 280,000 Shake &Sing Elephant Rattles.   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. Reports have been made that the ears break off the elephant, constituting a choking hazard to infants and small children.

The products were manufactured by VTech Electronics of China and sold at numerous U.S. retailers, including Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com.   VTech notified retailers on November 20, 2017 to remove all affected products from their shelves. Parents and care providers should immediately stop giving this product to children.  The product can be returned to VTech for a refund.

More than 250,000 toy-related injuries occur in the United States each year. There are strict federal regulations governing the manufacturing of children’s products, including rattles, to protect against injuries from dangerous and defective products.

Parents and care providers should report dangerous products and product-related injuries to the CPSC by going online to www.SaferProducts.gov or calling CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.

Contacting a Skilled Toledo Product Liability Attorney

Our firm is an experienced product liability firm that has represented thousands of children due to the negligence.  If your child was injured or lost their life due to a defective product or the negligence of another, contact at us at (877) 277-7336. There is no charge to speak with us or for case evaluations.