PhotoVTech Electronics North America of Arlington Heights, Ill, is recalling about 280,000 Shake & Sing Elephant rattles.

The ears on the elephant rattles 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.

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, 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 and from November 2015, through November 2017, for about $8.

What to do

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

Consumers may 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

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