Recall: Oball Rattles
On 2017-03-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Oball Rattles due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2016 for about $5 to $7.
About 700,000 units are involved in this Kids II ball rattle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Infant, Crib & Stroller Toys category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. The balls have 28 finger holes and measure four inches in diameter. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter. Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall. The first three numbers represent the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.
These items were sold new+ at Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, Diapers.com, ToysRUs.com, Walgreens.com and other online retailers from January 2016 through February 2017 for between $5 and $7.
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 take these recalled rattles away from young children and contact the firm to receive a full refund.
Kids II toll-free at 877-243-7314 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.kidsii.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 42reports of the plastic disc breaking releasing small beads including two reports of beads found in children's mouths and three reports of gagging.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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