Vera Bradley recalls bear rattles, bunny toy

Stuffed toys could pose a choking hazard

By Frank Espinoza - News Producer

WASHINGTON - Federal safety officials have issued a consumer recall involving a toy your infant may play with.

Nearly a 100,000 Vera Bradley bear ring rattles and bunny stuffed toys are being recalled.

Authorities say the pom-pom tail can come off the toys, creating a choking hazard.

The company has received two reports of the pom-pom tail detaching from a product. No injuries have been reported.

The bear ring rattle has a white teddy bear head, arms attached to an O-shaped body with a green, blue, brown and pink crisscross pattern design on the rattle.

The bunny toy was sold in three printed patterns. The "Bunny in Lilli Bell" has green vines with pink and orange flowers on the body, limbs and the back of the ears. The "Bunny in Lola" has a crisscross geometric pattern on the arms, legs and ears of the white headed bunny with a floral print body. The "Bunny in Tutti Frutti" has a green with a pink and yellow floral printed pattern fabric covering the whole body.

All of the recalled rattles and bunnies have a white pom-pom tail on the back. The Vera Bradley name is on a tag on each product.

The recall includes the following products and serial numbers:
    - Bunny Lola - Serial number 007590013357145.
    - Bunny Lillie Bell - Serial number 0000630012803140.
    - Bunny Tutti Frutti - Serial number 0000630012803142.
    - Bear Ring Rattle Lola - Serial number 007590013234135.

The products were sold at Vera Bradley stores, department stores and specialty gift shops and on Vera Bradley's website and other online stores from September 2012 to January. The items were priced between $12 and $19.

Consumers should immediately take the products away from their children and stop using them. The products can be returned to Vera Bradley for a full refund.

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