Alert: Updated and expanded recall - Kids II Canada Co recalls Oball rattles with orange beads

Starting date:
July 14, 2017
Posting date:
July 14, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63940

Update and expansion of March 2, 2017 recall, which was a joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kids II Canada Co. It was determined that additional recalled product was distributed in Canada after the joint recall.

Affected products

Oball rattles models 81031, 81548 and 11483  with orange beads

Product description

This recall involves Oball Rattles models 81031, 81548 and 11483 available in pink, blue, green, purple and orange.  The balls have 28 finger holes and measure approximately 10.2 centimetres (four inches) in diameter. 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. Rattles with one clear plastic disc with all blue beads are not included in the recall. 

Oball Rattles models
Model Number UPC
81031 834282000317
81548 074451815483
11483 074451114838

 

Hazard identified

The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break and release small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.

As of July 13, 2017, the company has received no report of incidents in Canada, and no report of injuries. As of July 13, 2017, in the United States, the company has received 42 reports of the plastic disc breaking releasing small beads, including 5 reports of beads in a child’s mouth.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys, and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 17,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 680,000 were sold in the United States.  Approximately 1884 units of the recalled product were re-distributed in Canada after the joint recall.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2016 to February 2017 at Walmart Canada, Sears, Loblaws Canada, Kids Central, London Drugs limited, Toys R Us Canada and online at Amazon.ca. Additional product was found to have been sold at Walmart Canada stores from May 23, 2017 to July 7, 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
Kids II Canada Co.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take these recalled rattles away from children and contact Kids II Canada to receive a full refund. 

For more information, consumers may contact Kids II Canada Co. by telephone toll-free at 1-877-243-7314 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.