Toys R Us have just recalled this popular baby rattle over severe choking hazards
After three children were reported to have gagged on tiny beads when the rattle burst, Toys R Us have issued a voluntary recall on close to 800,000 Kids II Oball rattles.
According to the report, 42 complaints were issued about the rattles in the US, prompting the major toy retailer to pull 700,000 rattles from shelves in the US, as well recall close to 81,000 rattles sold in the UK.
Toys R Us wrote on their U.S. site:
'The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received 42 reports of the plastic disc breaking releasing small beads including two reports of beads found in children’s mouths and three reports of gagging. Consumers should immediately take these recalled rattles away from young children and contact the firm to receive a full refund."
Note that the recall only affects rattles sold after January 1, with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065, which can be found on the rattle.