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Thousands Of Oball Rattles Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

Update Date: Mar 05, 2017 07:30 AM EST

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that company, Kids II, has issued a recall of about 700,000 of its Oball Rattles due to choking hazard. The company said that about 680,000 units were sold in the United States and 17,000 were sold in Canada.

The Oball Rattles come in colors of pink, blue, green and orange that has the model number 81031. It is printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging.

The balls have 28 finger holes and it measures four inches in diameter. The rattles are embedded with a clear plastic disc that has all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter.

Only rattles with date codes such as T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 are included in the recall. Date codes are located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle. The date format shows the first three numbers representing the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.

There have been 42 reports of the plastic disc breaking and releasing small beads. Two reports of beads were found in children's mouths and three reports of children gagging.

KVUE reported that consumers are advised to immediately take the recalled rattles away from young children and contact the firm to receive a full refund.

The Oball rattles were sold at Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. It was sold online at,,,, and other online retailers from January 2016 through February 2017 for $5 to $7.

According to Sky Valley Chronicle for more information and concerns, customers may contact Kids II's toll-free number at 877-243-7314, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Or they may also visit and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

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