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VTech Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: January 25, 2018

Recall Number: 18-083

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Shake & Sing Elephant Rattles

Hazard: The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rattles and contact VTech for a full refund or credit for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: VTech at 800-521-2010 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Support for more information or at

Recall Details

Units: About 280,000

Description: This recall involves Vtech Shake and Sing Elephant rattle with model number 80-184800. The rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and white plastic teething ring at the other end. VTech is stamped on the elephant. The rattle is about seven inches long and the number 1848 is printed on the back of the rattle adjacent to the battery door. The rattle sings when a button is switched on.

Incidents/Injuries: Vtech has received five reports of the ears breaking off of the rattle. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online at and from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8.

Importer: VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Distributor: VTech Electronics North America LLC, of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Manufacturer: VTech Electronics Limited, of China

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.