|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 250-9969
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Rattles Recalled by Rhino Toys Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1288
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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