Fred & Friends Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product:“Buff Baby” baby rattles Hazard:

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 [email protected]. Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with: Canada


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

China   Courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission