The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Winning Key (WK) Manufacturing and Topwin Toys (HK), of China and their U.S. distributor Toys Distribution Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.,  announced a voluntary recall of  the baby rattles pictured to the left.

The recalled rattles can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children and violating the federal safety requirements for rattles. In addition, the size of the handle on some of the rattles is small enough to enter an infant’s mouth, lodge in the throat and cause a choking hazard or lead to bruises and lacerations.

The recall includes plastic rattles sold in various pastel colors and shapes, including a toy phone, animal, small buggy and sea horse. The rattles were sold in sets of five or eight rattles per box. “HANDBELL TOYS” is printed in the upper left corner of the package. “MADE IN CHINA” is printed on the bottom of the package. One set has “JUNYI” printed on the front upper right corner of the package and “ITEM NO. 58083801” printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker. Another set has “XIN DA MEI” printed on the front upper right corner of the package and “ITEM NO. 308363” printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker.

Only about 50 of the packages have been sold at small toy stores in Colorado and Texas from December 2009 through December 2010 for about $2.

To date no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from children immediately and return them to the place of purchase or contact Toys Distribution Inc. to receive a full refund or replacement product.

For additional information, contact Toys Distribution Inc. collect at (323) 266-8088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at [email protected]

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