Toy Ball Recalled By Toys R Us For Choking hazard

October 11, 2017
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Toys R Us has recalled a children’s ball after it was found to pose a choking hazard.

Parents have now been urged to return the Bruin Wiggle Ball, also called the Giggle Ball, after it was found to risk the safety of youngsters.

It had emerged that the toy’s rubber knobs and plastic back can detach to create a small part that could choke a child, the chain warned. The bally has been recalled from stores worldwide after the safety concerns were raised.

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A notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says that Toys R Us had received six reports of the knobs breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product found in children’s mouths.

Purchasers are able to return the ball for a full refund. 

The US regulator said that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled balls, take them away from babies and return them to Babies R Us or Toys R Us to receive a full refund.

A spokeswoman for Toys R Us said: “This item is now off sale and we ask customers who have bought this item to return it to a Babies R Us or Toys R Us for a full refund.” 

The blue plastic toy has distinctive green, yellow and orange knobs and carries the item number 067369 and the model number 5F6342E.

The ball wiggles, vibrates and plays three different musical tunes. It has an on/off switch and requires 3 AA batteries to operate.

3.6 Million Children’s Plates And Bowls Recalled For Choking Hazard

If your little one has Playtex plates and bowls designed for children, then it’s probably a good idea to hear about this new recall.

Playtex Products, LLC has announced a voluntary recall affecting roughly 3.6 million children’s plates and bowls (and 1.9 million sold in Canada) for a potential choking hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC,) has announced that the clear plastic layer over the graphics is able to peel or bubble from the surface of these plates and bowls, which poses a choking hazard to young kids.

To date there have been 372 reports of this happening — in addition to 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children’s mouths. This includes four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.

What does the affected products look like?This recall involves Playtex children’s plates and bowls, which have been sold at Babies“R”Us, Target, Walmart, among other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com from October 2009 through to August 2017. The affected products cost about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl and $15 for a mealtime set.The plates have a variety of printed designs, including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes and others. These white polypropylene plates and bowls also have a colored rim on the top and a non-slip bottom.

“Playtex” is written on the bottom of both the plates and bowls, which were sold separately and together as sets.

A mealtime set includes the following items: a plate, a bowl, two utensils and a cup.

What should you do?

If you own any of these plates or bowls mentioned above, you should immediately stop using them and keep them away from young children.

Be sure to contact Playtex for a full refund if you call 888-220-2075 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. You can also visit the recall page for more information.

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