A Few More Recalls: Bunny Sippy Cups, Plastic Rattles, And Instant Knives

The Consumer Products Safety Commission announced these three recalls were announced too late to make yesterday’s Recall Roundup, but we wanted to share them as soon as possible since two of them could affect small children. We don’t want to see anyone get hurt, ever, but a little kid getting poked in the eye by an Easter-themed sippy cup shaped like a smiling bunny? That’s particularly undignified.

The product is the Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup, and users have reported cuts and bruises in the eye area. If you have one, return it to the Target store for a full refund, If you have any questions, contact Target about the recall at Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or read about it at the CPSC.

The second recalled item is this cool-looking Manhattan Toy rattle, sold at specialty stores since 2011. Those clear spheres on each end can shatter, giving babies some tiny plastic beads to choke on. Return the rattle to the store where it was purchased, or contact the company at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or manhattantoy.com


The final recalled item is decidedly not for kids, and is a Gerber Instant knife. The spring mechanism that makes this knife so “instant” can fail, causing the knife to fold back up during use and putting the user’s fingers at risk. If you have one, return it to the store or contact Gerber at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or gerbergear.com


Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.