Rattles Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting parents of a recall on Oball Rattles, which can break and pose a choking hazard to young children.
According to WPRI 12, the manufacturer of the rattles, Kids II, has received 42 reports so far that the plastic disc can break and release the small beads inside.
"Three of those reports involved children [choking] on the beads."
The affected rattles of the recall include the blue, pink, green, and orange rattles with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging.
"Embedded in the rattles is a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter."
The rattles with date the codes, T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856, and T3065, which located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall.
The rattles were sold at Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and other nationwide retailers, along with Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, Diapers.com, ToysRUs.com, and Walgreens.com. The rattles were sold from Jan. 2016 through Feb. 2017 for between $5 and $7.
The CPSC says that consumers should take the rattles away from children immediately and contact Kids II to receive a full refund.
"To contact Kids II, call 877-243-7314 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday."