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Sassy recalls about 37,000 rattles

/ Source: The Associated Press

The children's product maker Sassy is recalling about 37,000 infant teethers/rattles because pieces can fall off and be consumed.

The company based in Kentwood, Mich. said Monday that small pieces of a plastic ball can detach from its product, Refreshing Rings, when a child chews on it. Sassy has received one report of plastic from the ball detaching.

No injuries have been reported, the company said.

The product, which is intended for children three months or older, has a red, water-filled ring on one end and a black and white polka dot ball on the other end. The two ends of the rattles/teethers are connected by a black and white, flexible plastic rod with three floating rings. The packaging contains the style number 80026.

The teethers/rattles were sold for about $5 at mass merchandise and baby specialty shops across the U.S. from July 2009 through January 2011.

Sassy Inc., which made the recall announcement in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said consumers should take the product away from children and contact the company for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.