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Product name Rattles
Description The Precious Keepsakes (TM) silver-plated “New Baby” rattle is 6 inches long and consists of a spinning ball on top of an ornate handle, which includes a small bear and a bow. The rattle was sold as item number 10399. The item number appears on the product packaging. A silver tag attached to the rattle with a ribbon reads “NEW BABY.” 
Problem The shape and size of the rattle’s handle allow it to become lodged in the throats of babies, posing a choking hazard. The rattles violate the Federal Hazardous Substances Act for the design and construction of baby rattles 
Distribution Sold at speciality and drug stores, and flower and gift shops nationwide 
Company Russ Berrie & Co. Inc., Customer Service Department, 111 Bauer Drive, Oakland, NJ; (800) 272-7877 
Dates sold November 1998 through December 1999 
Date posted 12/28/2001 

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