Kids II recalls rattle balls after multiple choking hazard reports

A popular baby rattle is being recalled due to a choking hazard. Three of those reports involved children gagging, as a result.

In addition to the 680,000 sold in the USA, 17,000 were sold in Canada, the CPSC release said.

The toys have 28 finger holes and are four inches in diameter. And like all small objects, the beads pose a choking hazard for young children.

Consumers are being urged to take the rattles away from children, and to contact Kids II for a full refund.

The recall involves Kids II Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. The numbers are found on a triangle on the inner surface.

The rattles were sold at Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and online at Amazon, Babyhaven.com, Diapers.com, and other retailers for between $5 and $7 between January 2016 to February 2107.

Call toll-free at 877-243-7314 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit this link for more information.

There have been 42 reports of plastic discs breaking to release the small beads.

  • Joanne Flowers