November 28, 2001
HandsOnToys Recalls Rattles
- HandsOnToys, Inc.
rattles. The rattle can break and expose the noisemaker inside the rattle
handle, posing a choking hazard to young children.
HandsOnToys has received 11 reports of the rattles breaking. A 9-month old
girl was found with the plastic noisemaker lodged in her throat. Her mother
removed it by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
The rattles were sold under the Wiggly Giggler brand name. The rattle can be
shaken stacked and rolled. The rattle is a 3-inch long tube with mushroom
caps on each end. It was sold in three color combinations, green with purple
caps, orange with pink caps and purple with orange caps. The rattle contains
a noisemaker inside that produces a sound when the rattle is shaken. "Wiggly
Giggler™" is written on the tube of the rattle.
Specialty toy stores nationwide sold the rattles from May 2000 through
September 2001 for between $2 and $3.
Consumers should immediately take these toy rattles away from children and
contact HandsOnToys at (888) 442-6376 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday to receive a replacement toy.
Rattles with a small number "3" imprinted in the painted circle on the base
of the mushroom end cap, in the center of the four sound holes are not
included in this recall.