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Teething Rattle Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard


The CPSC has issued a voluntary recall of the Sassy refreshing red rings used as an infant teethers. Reported incident of parts of the soft balls at the end of the rattle coming apart and pose as a choking and ingestion hazard. No infants have been reported injured, but the company is instituting the voluntary recall just in case. The company is based in, Michigan. The teethers are made in China.

 The teether is meant for babies three months or older and has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. The plastic ball can detach from the Refreshing Rings. This happens when a child chews on it, and since it’s intended as a teether, it obviously poses a threat. The teethers/rattles were sold for about $5 at mass merchandise and baby specialty shops across the U.S. from July 2009 through January 2011. Sassy Inc. said consumers who have this product should immediately discontinue its use and contact Sassy, Inc. to return it and receive a free replacement toy.

The CPSC warns that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

For additional information, contact Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at    

Sassy Refreshing Teether / Rattle Recalled

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