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May 15, 1996

Release # 96-123
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC and Jade Express Inc. Announce Baby Rattle Set Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jade Express Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 Rattle Sets in two styles. The rattles can break apart, releasing small parts that present a potential choking hazard to young children.

The rattles were packaged in sets of three (item number AEA 1013) or six (item number AEA 1016) in cardboard cartons labeled in part, "*** BABY RATTLE SET *** Hello Baby ***." Both sets include red, yellow, blue, or green plastic rattles shaped like a telephone, a trumpet, and a cage with a ball. The six-rattle set also contains rattles shaped like a horse, a bear, and a large key ring.

The rattle sets were sold nationwide in convenience stores and flea markets from September 1995 to January 1996. The three-rattle sets sold for about $2.50 and the six-rattle sets sold for about $4.

Consumers should take these rattles away from young children immediately and return the sets to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Jade Express at (800) 622-0922, or write to the company at 932 Wilson Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90021.

CPSC and Jade Express are not aware of any injuries involving these rattles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

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 report product hazards to