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Units: About 1,600.

Distributor: International Playthings of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: The spiral section of the rattle can come apart, releasing small balls inside. This can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/injuries: The firm has received one report of the spiral section of the toy coming apart. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled product is a rattle designed for children ages 3 months and up. It is approximately 5.5-inches long with a clear, spiral tube in the center containing eight yellow and purple balls inside that travel around the spiral. The ends of the rattle are green and purple and orange and yellow. The straight center tube is blue with a shaker inside. The item number E00148 is written on the packaging.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from August 2004 through September 2004 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from young children and contact International Playthings for a refund or replacement.

Consumer contact: International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: To find a list of recalled products, visit To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.

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