Sassy teether rattle recalled

On January 31, 2011 the Sassy® "Refreshing Rings" rattle/teether was recalled by Health Canada.

This recall involves the Sassy® "Refreshing Rings" rattle/teether. This product is intended for babies three months plus. This product has a red oval water-filled section on one end and a black and white polka-dot ball on the other end, and the two ends are connected by a black and white plastic rod with three floating rings.

The products can be identified by the UPC 037977 800265 and model number S80026.

What is the danger?

Testing by Health Canada in response to a consumer complaint revealed that the soft black plastic may separate from the black and white polka-dot when chewed or pulled at, and these small components may pose a choking hazard if ingested by an infant or small child.

Health Canada has received one complaint about a child who chewed the plastic ball attached to the teether, and a piece of the soft black plastic came loose and became lodged in the child's throat. There was no reported injury. Sassy, Inc. is aware of three other reports of the soft black plastic releasing; which did not result in injury.

What should I do?

You should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and Contact ISIS Inc. for a mail-in credit certificate.

You can get the mail-in credit certificate from ISIS Inc. by going to this website for obtaining your mail-in credit certificate.

If you want more information, you may contact ISIS Inc. at 1-800-667-4111.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 6,500 of the recalled teethers were sold in Canada.

The teethers were distributed by Amram's Distributing, Ltd. of Brampton, Ontario. Amram's no longer distributes this product in Canada as of January 2011. ISIS Inc. is the new distributor in Canada.

The recalled rattle/teethers were sold from July 2010 to January 2011. These products were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Sassy Inc. of Kentwood, Michigan. The importer is Isis, Inc. of St. Laurent, Québec.