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December 21, 1994

Release # 95-050
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC & Jade Express Inc. Recall Baby Rattle Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jade Express Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling a total of about 80,000 three piece and six piece "Hello Baby" toy rattle sets imported from China. During CPSC testing, the rattles separated into small parts (small balls and small plastic fragments) when dropped, presenting a choking hazard to babies and young children.

The three-piece set, item #8003, which contains a plastic telephone, bird, and trumpet rattle, comes in assorted colors. Jade Express packaged the set in a cardboard box with an oval front cellophane window.

The six-piece set, item #8006, contains the same three rattles as the three piece set, plus a rolling cage toy, a four ball rolling rattle, and a set of plastic keys. This set also comes in a cardboard box with an oval front cellophane window. Labels on the cartons of both sets read, "HELLO BABY AND BABY RATTLE...MADE IN CHINA."

Jade Express distributed the three and six piece rattle sets, which sold for about $5 and $10 respectively, to chain, discount, and toy stores between October 1993 and August 1994 in Southern California, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, and Florida.

Consumers are urged to take the rattles away from babies and young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumer who have questions about this recall can contact Jade Express Inc. at (213) 622-0922 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.

Neither CPSC nor Jade Express Inc. are aware of any injuries involving these pacifiers. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. A CPSC representative discovered the potentially hazardous rattles during an inspection of another toy importer in Miami, Fla.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to