Parenting Recalls

RECALL: 56,000 Fred & Friends Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

image of recalled “Buff Baby” baby rattlesThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Easy Aces, have announced a voluntary recall of about 56,000 “Buff Baby” baby rattles because the rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

This recall involves the ”Buff Baby” baby rattle. The gray plastic rattle is shaped like a dumbbell and has plastic pellets inside. The rattle measures about 5.5-inches long and 2-inches wide and “0.2” is embossed on both pentagon-shaped ends of the rattle. The rattles were packaged in clear cylindrical packages featuring a picture of a young girl lifting the rattle. The UPC code 728987019098 can be found on the bottom of the package.

image of recalled “Buff Baby” baby rattles

Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are asked to take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends at (877) 647-8644 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information to receive a full refund. Fred & Friends toll-free Consumers can also send an email to


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