Manhattan Toy Recalls Twirlla Wooden Rattles Due To A Choking Hazard

Yesterday, Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Manhattan Group announced a voluntary recall of 3,300 Twirlla™ Wooden Rattles in the USA and 145 in Canada. The reason for the recall –
the toy’s U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard. So far no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The painted wood rattle is approximately 6 inches long and has a yellow ball at each end, two U-shaped pieces (red and pale blue) and an orange bead in the center with a green center post connecting all pieces. The moving parts make noise when they come together.

The toy was sold in baby and gift and specialty stores nationwide and online at ManhattanToy.com from March 2011 through July 2011 for about $12.

If you currently own one of these rattles it is recommended that you take it away from your child and return it to the store where purchased to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.manhattantoy.com.

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1403