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Product name Baby Rattles
Description The rattles “Berchet Bell Rattle” and “Sunny Smile Mirror Rattle” are the two types of rattles being recalled. The Berchet rattle is made of yellow plastic in the shape of a bell with a red striker and is approximately 6 inches long. The words “JOUETS berchet MADE IN FRANCE, Diefenbach Design C 1979 Berchet” are embossed on the rattle. The yellow and blue plastic Sunny Smile Mirror Rattle is approximately 5 inches long with a round handle 1 1/4 inches in diameter at one end and a round section 3 inches in diameter at the other end with a mirror on the blue side and a smiling face on the yellow side. The Sunny Smile Mirror Rattle has no labeling on it, but was packaged in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard header labeled, “Sunny Smile Mirror Rattle”. 
Problem The handles of both rattles are small enough to enter an infant’s mouth and lodge in the throat causing a choking or suffocation hazard. 
Distribution Sold in retail stores nationwide. 
Company U.S. Toy Company, Inc., Grandview, Missouri; (816) 761- 5900. 
Dates sold 1984 through November 1986. 
Date posted 01/07/2002 

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