Baby Accessories

Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Summary

Packaged Buff Baby baby rattlesName of product:

“Buff Baby” baby rattles


The rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Consumer Contact:

Fred & Friends toll-free 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. Consumers can also send an email to /q\D+#`J7y~QO-]GU[hl9p%ej*zt3Rm@g]#[LgC%igCD*[sF8mt*HAMN'UhXTjiY%[Q+U.

Recall Details

In conjunction with

About 47,500 in the United States and 9,300 in Canada


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.


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


Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and contact Fred & Friends to receive a full refund.   

Sold at

Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.


Easy Aces, Inc. d/b/a Fred & Friends, of Cumberland, R.I.

Manufactured in


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