Rattles are often children’s first toys, in large part because they
are considered safe and stimulating for small babies. However, as San
Diego product liability lawyers, we know that not all baby gear is created equal.
According to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Manhattan Group is recalling more than 8,000 of its Toy Quixel baby
rattles. The colored arches on the rattle can break into small parts.
Since babies tend to put everything in or near their mouths, this clearly
creates a choking hazard for small children.
The Manhattan Group has received four reports of the rattles breaking.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
For parents who are concerned that their child may have this particular
type of toy, the rattles have four colored arches (red, orange, green
and blue) with sliding beads on each of the arches. The arches are held
together by a single string of red, white and blue elastic. They were
sold at specialty toy and baby stores and online at www.manhattantoy.com
from September 2011 through October 2013 for about $15.
Parents and caregivers are advised to immediately take these rattles away
from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a
If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous
or defective product,
get in touch with our San Diego product liability attorney today.