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Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazards

The “Buff Baby” baby rattle has been recalled due to a choking hazard. The rattle separates easily releasing small parts posing as a choking hazard to small children. There are currently about 47,500 units in the United States and 9,300 in Canada. The product is gray plastic rattle shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattles were packaged in a clear cylindrical package featuring a picture of a baby girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package. Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately remove these rattles from their child’s possession and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund. This product was sold to specialty baby stores nationwide, in Canada and online at and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10. Contact Fred & Friends toll-free at 877-647-8644 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Friday or online at If your child has suffered a serious injury as a result of this recalled product or any other product on the market that has been recalled, contact us immediately and fill out our free case evaluation form today. Source: Image provided by Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.