Friday, May 16, 2008

Manhattan Group Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Tumble Tower Infant Rattles

Units: About 7,000

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The blue plastic end caps of the rattle can break, resulting in small parts,
posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Manhattan Group has received two reports of the blue plastic
end caps breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Manhattan Toy(tm) baby rattle is 5 inches long and made
of clear plastic with blue end cap pieces. The two clear handles feature colorful
beads inside and brightly colored rings on the outside. A blue face spins on a
purple post inside the rattle center when it is turned.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide, mail order catalogs, and the Internet
from September 2007 through April 2008 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the toys away from young children and return them to
the store where purchased for a refund or contact Manhattan Group to exchange the
rattles for another toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free
at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or visit the
firm's Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product,
please go to:

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