CPSC, Health Canada recalled OBall Links & Mini Rattles™ for choking risks

03/04/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Santa Cruz, CA—About 14,000 OBall Links & Mini Rattles™ in the United States and 14,000 rattles in Canada were voluntarily recalled by Rhino Toys Inc., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada for choking hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on March 3, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles’ soft plastic chain can break, which poses a choking hazard to young children.

“This recall involves infant rattles called OBall Links & Mini Rattles™. 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,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact Rhino Toys for a full refund.

For further information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Rhino Toys toll-free at (888) 250-9969 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.rhinotoys.com.

Health Canada’s press release can be found at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1288.

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