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Hobby Lobby Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: May 12, 2016

Recall Number: 16-161

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Rattles

Hazard: The rattle seams can separate, exposing the fiber stuffing and bell rattle, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rattles and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: Hobby Lobby Stores at 800-326-7931from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the “Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 14,400

Description: This recall involves Little Wishes Chenille Stuffed Rattles, including the Pink & Green Fish rattles, item number 5141577, and the Blue & Yellow Fish rattles, item number 5127642. The rattles are made of a soft chenille fabric with a fiber stuffing. They are 8.5 inches by 7 inches and have a hole cut out in the middle. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag. Rattles have a sewn-in label with “Reg. No. PA-15130(CN)” and “Hobby Lobby 9123069” printed on the front of the label.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016 for about $7.

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.