When a post is about a defective product recall, I find that a picture would be worth a 1000 words. For most of us, hearing or reading that a certain baby rattle can cause choking leaves a blank space in the memory. More importantly, who remembers what the brand name was on the toy you purchased a month ago? I am not certain, either, that I would recognize the dangerous item from a written or spoken description. So I tried an interesting experiment. I tried drawing the tumble tower rattle from the description at the U.S.Consumer Product Safety website. The reality is I would have missed this in the toy box. Then I went to Google images and pulled up a picture since the toy is still sold on internet sites. Even if it has been pulled from sales, it doesn’t mean that it was magically pulled from the toy basket. Now I was faced with the dilemma of getting you, the reader, a picture or a link to one. I hope this all worked as I think the minute you see it, you’ll know whether you have one at home. Or, once seeing the tumble tower rattle, you can inform someone else of the hazard presented if the blue end caps break and choking results.
So to recap:
Tumble Tower Infant Rattle
Manufactured by the Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufactured in China
Danger of the 5 inch long baby rattle incurring breakage in the two blue endcaps-Choking
For a more in-depth description, click on the link provided for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, go to recalls for May. A huge picture of the defective rattle will be at the bottom of the page entitled, “Manhattan Group Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard“.