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Manhattan Toy Recalls ‘Manhattan Ball’ Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

  • Recalled ‘Manhattan Ball’ Activity Toy
Name of Product:
Manhattan Ball
Hazard:

The toy’s plastic tubes can detach from the center ball and release the small silicone teethers that are threaded on the tubes, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
July 22, 2020
Units:
About 22,100
Consumer Contact

Manhattan Toy at 800-541-1345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, email at help@manhattantoy.com, online at www.manhattantoy.com and click on ‘Recall Information’ for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves ‘Manhattan Ball’ plastic activity toys.  The toy has a hard plastic center ball with 12 soft plastic tubes inserted into the center ball and 7 silicone teethers threaded on the tubes.  “The Manhattan Toy Company” and lot code 325700EL or 325700IL are printed on the center ball.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Manhattan Toy or return it to any Target Store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Manhattan Toy has received six reports of the plastic tubes detaching from the center ball.  Two of the six reports included a silicone teether being separated from the toy.  The firm also reported one incident of a child mouthing the silicone teether after it came off.

Sold At

Exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from July 2019 through June 2020 for about $10.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

The Manhattan Toy Company LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn. and Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Recall number:
20-152
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