U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2011
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 323-6336
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Sassy Inc. Recalls Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles Due to an Ingestion Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles
Units: About 37,000
Importer: Sassy Inc., of Kentwood, Mich.
Hazard: Small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on the teether/rattle, posing an ingestion hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: This recall involves Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles intended for babies ages three 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
Sold at: Mass merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.sassybaby.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11114.html