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Rattles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 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™

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™. 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhino Toys toll-free at (888) 250-9969 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.rhinotoys.com

Health Canada’s press release


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