Choking hazard sparks nationwide Oball Rattle recall

(Nexstar Media)

ATLANTA (WRIC/NEXSTAR MEDIA) —  Kids II has issued a nationwide recall for some of its plastic Oball Rattles, which can break apart, posing a choking risk to young children.

Oball rattles
(Consumer Product Safety Commission)

So far the rattle’s manufacturer has received 42 reports of a plastic disc breaking and releasing the small beads it contains. Three of those reports involved children gagging on the beads.

The recall only affects the blue, pink, green and orange rattles with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter.

Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall.

The first three numbers represent the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.

The rattles were sold at Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, Diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and Walgreens.com from January 2016 through February 2017 for between $5 and $7.

The CPSC says consumers should take the rattles away from children immediately and contact the company to receive a full refund.

To contact Kids II, call 877-243-7314 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.