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Infant teething rattles recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sassy Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of Refreshing Rings infant teethers/rattles.

About 37,000 have been recalled because small pieces of the plastic ball can detach as a result of children chewing on it, the recall said.

The firm has received one report of pieces of the black plastic from the polka dot ball detaching while being chewed. No injuries have been reported.

The teethers/rattles are intended for babies ages 3 months and older. The product has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. Style number 80026 is printed on the packaging

They were sold at mass-merchandise and baby specialty stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5.

They were manufactured in China

Consumers are advised to immediately take the teethers/rattles and contact Sassy Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

For more information, call Sassy Inc. at 800-323-6336 or visit the firm’s website at www.sassybaby.com.

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