Rattles Recalled by Rhino Toys Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: OBall Links & Mini Rattles(tm)
Units: About 14,000 in the United States and 14,000 in Canada
Importer: Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Hazard: The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles’ soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Rhino Toys has received one report of a broken C-link. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves infant rattles called OBall Links & Mini Rattles(tm). The soft plastic OBall is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and has beads inside a small plastic bubble that make the rattle sound. The OBall is attached to a 7 1/2 inch soft plastic chain by C-shaped plastic links on both ends. “OBall” is stamped into the top of the plastic chain.
Sold at: Toys R Us and other specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact Rhino Toys to receive a full refund.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1288
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11151.html