On December 04, 2013, Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ baby rattles were recalled as the result of finding that the product’s colored arches can break, creating a small part that poses a choking hazard to small children. About 8,300 of these children’s products were sold in the U.S., and another 4,100 were sold in Canada.
The plastic rattles have four, colored arches (red, orange, green, and blue) with sliding beads on each of the arches. The arches are held together by a single string of red, white, and blue elastic. The rattle arches measure about 5 inches in diameter. The product was sold with or without a box. “Manhattan Toy” is printed on one of the arches.
The manufacturer received at least four reports of the rattles breaking.
Tragically, defective children’s products sold for use by the most innocent and unsuspecting consumers – babies and young children – can cause death and debilitating injury. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have long been a leader in the fight to rid our country’s store shelves and toy boxes of unsafe playthings and children’s products. In the process, we have helped bring about improved standards, toy recalls, and safer designs.
If you or a member of your family has suffered serious injuries due to a defective toy or children’s product, or if you have questions or concerns regarding a product, please contact us. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights. You can set up an initial consultation with one of the product liability attorneys at our Boston office by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.
By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. – Permalink