VTech infant rattlers and travel mobiles being recalled due to choking risk

Both items sold at KMart and Walmart

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- VTech is recalling a crib accessory and infant rattle due to injury hazard. 

Crib accessory:

The "Lights and Lullabies" travel mobiles are being recalled because the clamp attaching the mobile to the crib rail can break, causing the device to fall. The travel mobiles were sold at Kmart, Walmart and online in 2017. The company has received six complaints of the clamp cracking, but no injuries have been reported.

Infant rattlers:

VTech is also recalling "Shake & Sing Elephant Rattles" because the ears on the elephant can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received five reports of the ears breaking off of the rattle. No injuries have been reported.

Rattle description:

This recall involves rattles with the 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, and sings when a button is switched on.

The rattles, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue, and online at Amazon.com and Zulily.com from November 2015, through November 2017, for about $8.

Contacting VTech:

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

  • VTech phone number: 800-521-2010 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday
  • Website: www.vtechkids.com. Click on support for more information or click here.  
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