Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kids II Canada Co.
- Starting date:
- March 2, 2017
- Posting date:
- March 2, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Toys
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Choking Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
This recall involves Oball Rattles models 81031 and 81548 available in pink, blue, green, purple and orange. The balls have 28 finger holes and measure approximately 10.2 centimetres (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 UPC for model 81031 is 834282000317. The UPC for model 81548 is 074451815483.
The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break and release small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.
As of February 15, 2017, the company has received no report of incidents in Canada, and no report of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 42 reports of the plastic disc breaking releasing small beads, including 5 reports of beads in a child’s mouth.
For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys, and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.
Approximately 17,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 680,000 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from January 2016 to February 2017 at Walmart Canada, Sears, Loblaws Canada, Kids Central, London Drugs limited, Toys R Us Canada and online at Amazon.ca.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
- Kids II Canada Co.