The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sassy Inc., of Kentwood, Michigan, has recalled about 37,000 Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles. Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard. The firm has received one report of pieces of the black plastic from the polka dot ball detaching while being chewed. No injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles intended for babies ages 3 months and older. The product has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. Style number 80026 is printed on the packaging.
The teether/rattles were sold at mass merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5. The teethers were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately take the teethers/rattles from children and contact Sassy Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy. For additional information, contact Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sassybaby.com