Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kids II Canada Co have recalled almost 700,000 of their popular Oball Rattles toys with model numbers 81031 and 81548, available in pink, blue, green, purple and orange. The recall was issued because the clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break and release small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.
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 UPC for model 81031 is 834282000317. The UPC for model 81548 is 074451815483.
Although there have been no reports of incidents in Canada, in the United States the company has received 42 reports of the plastic dish breaking and releasing small beads, including 5 reports of the beads ending up in a child’s mouth. Approximately 17,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 680,000 were sold in the United States, between January 2016 to February 2017.
What should you do?
If you have the recalled product, you should immediately take it away from your children and contact Kids II Canada Co. to receive a full refund. For more information, consumers may contact Kids II Canada Co. by telephone toll-free at 1-877-243-7314 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.