Baby Rattles and Sippy Cups Recalled

by:     Ann Pietrangelo


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in  cooperation with Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a  voluntary recall of the Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle.

Hazard: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can  break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Injuries/Incidents: Manhattan Group has received  two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been  reported.

Description: This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby  rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and  purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible  stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located  at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles  contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue  smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang  tag.

About 3,000 units were sold in specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in  Canada, and online at from September 2011 through March  2012 for about $15. The product was manufactured in China and imported by  Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these rattles away  from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a full  refund.

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 website at



In another recall, The CPSC and Target Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn.,  announced a voluntary recall of the Target Home Bunny Sippy  Cup.

Hazard: The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in  the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of  incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the  product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.

Description: The recall involves two styles of Target Home  Bunny Sippy Cups. The cups come with handles on both sides in pink and blue,  female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and  one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the  bottom: “TARGET 200020683″ for pink and “TARGET 200020884″ for the blue.

About 264,000 units were manufactured in China and imported by Target  Corporation; Minneapolis, Minn. The sippy cups were sold exclusively at Target  stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled  sippy cups and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target  at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit  the firm’s website at

To make a report to the CPSC visit or call (800) 638-2772.

Source: PR Newswire/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Falls Prompt Convertible High Chair Recall

by Ann Pietrangelo

Evenflo has received eight reports of children falling from high chairs and  sustaining bumps and bruises and at least 18 incidents of trays that  detached.

Evenflo Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer  Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling the convertible high  chairs.

Hazard: The activity tray on the high chair can unexpectedly  detach and allow an unrestrained child to fall, posing a risk of injury to the  child.

Description: This recall involves Evenflo high chairs that  convert from a high chair to toddler-size table and chair. Model numbers are  located on a label on the lower portion of one of the high chair’s legs. The  convertible high chair can be identified by the model names and numbers listed  below.

Model: Dottie Lime, model #29111259 Model: Dottie Rose, model  #29111271 Model: Marianna, model #29111234


About 35,000 chairs have been sold at Toys “R” Us and Walmart stores in the  United States, and online at and between December 2011  and June 2012 for about $40. The chair was manufactured in China.

Remedy: If you own the recalled highchair you should  immediately contact Evenflo for a replacement tray with installation and use  instructions. Consumers can call Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m.  through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at