Toys R Us recalls rattle toy over choking fears

Toys R Us has recalled up to 680,000 Kids II Orball rattles due to a choking hazard. 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that the small disc that contains beads inside the rattle can break causing the beads to escape. 42 people have reported that the disc has broken, the company also has heard of 2 instances in which children had the beads in their mouths, and 3 instances of children gagging on the beads.

The products in question are the Kids II, Inc. Oball Rattles 81031, sold to consumers after January 1 2016, with one chamber containing all orange beads and the following ‘T’ date codes: T3065, T0486, T1456, T2316 and T2856.

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