Recalls

Children’s Giraffe Blanket Recalled by Rashti and Rashti Due to Choking Hazard. Sold Exclusively at Target Store

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2010

Release #10-235  

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 594-3730

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

 

Name of Product: Giraffe Security Blankets

 

Units: About 44,000

 

Importer: Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y.

 

Hazard: The balls on top of the giraffe’s horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

 

Description: The recall involves the pink “I Love You” security blanket with a giraffe plush head. The blanket measures about 14 inches wide by 14 inches in length. “I Love You” is embroidered on the blanket. Style number Y22230H and “Just One Year a division of Carter’s” are sewn into a label on the blanket.

 

Sold exclusively at: Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9.

 

Manufactured in: China

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled blankets away from children and contact Rashti & Rashti for a full refund.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rashti & Rashti toll-free at (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.rashtiandrashti.com

 

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10235.html