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Product name Rattles
Description The Montgomery Schoolhouse, Inc. baby rattles are made of hardwood. Some have colored parts and some have clear varnish finish. Three of the seven designs recalled have metal bells enclosed in hardwood cages. Some of the rattles were sold in "blister" packages with the words "RATTLE, Heirloom Quality, Hardwood, Childsafe Color" printed on the face. Some were sold in plastic bags with a paper insert which said "finest Handcrafted Wooden Toys from Vermont" and the names "TT Bell Rattle" or "TT 5 Disc Rattle." Others were sold without packaging. The Schowanek of America are wooden baby rattles. The rattles are No. 10875/2, a duck on a handle; No. 10875/33, dumb bell shape; No. 10876/17, bowling pin; 10876/3, dumb bell shape with pieces of wood on the shaft; No. 10876/26 bar bell with 4 wooden rings on the shaft; No. 10876/g handle with head and arms; and No. 10876/19 cylinder with six holes and bell inside. 
Problem These rattles were banned in 1978, but CPSC has found some banned rattles being sold. These rattles can cause fatalities and choking incidents. 
Distribution Sold in retail stores 
Company The Montgomery Schoolhouse, Inc., Montgomery, Vermont 05470. Schowanek of America, New York, NY 
Dates sold The Montgomery Schoolhouse, Inc. baby rattles were sold from September 1981 to July 1982. The Schowanek of America rattles were sold from 1981 to July 1982 
Date posted 12/28/2001 

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