Recall: Beado handheld bead play toys
On 2010-06-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Beado handheld bead play toys due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $12.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Rhino bead maze recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Bead Maze & Activity Centers category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 887-4433
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What is the problem?
The toys' plastic wires can detach from the hubs due to insufficient adhesive, allowing the beads to slide off. The loose beads pose a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Beado hand-held beaded play toy with model number 1501 and date code 02910 04323A. The product measures six inches in diameter and is composed of four blue plastic "hubs", six white plastic "wires" and twelve multi-colored beads that slide along the wires. The model number and date code are printed on the bottom of the packaging and the date code is also inside of the blue hubs. Beados that have a date code different than 02910, or have a date code of 02910 and an inspection sticker on the bottom of the packaging and a black mark by the date code inside the blue hub, are not included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Specialty toy and juvenile retailers from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $12.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using this recalled toy and return it to the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund or a replacement Beado hand-held beaded toy.
For additional information, please contact Rhino Toys toll free at (877) 887-4433 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rhinotoys.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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