Infants choking on toy part, recall underway - is it in your home?

March 3, 2017


After the parents of 3 children reported their infants gagged on a broken toy part, the makers of Oball Baby Rattles, Kid II, issued an immediate nationwide recall of 680,000 of the toys. 


The baby rattles, feature 28 finger holes, with three of them featuring clear plastic discs containing small beads. 


According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission, the discs can and do break, releasing those small beads, posing a choking hazard for small children.


So far, according to the company, there have been 42 reports of the plastic discs breaking. Of those 42 reports, two parents reported that beads were found in their children’s mouths and three reports of gagging on the beads.


Model number 81031 is printed on the inner surface of one of the discs, and a date code is on a small triangle on the inner surface. Date codes are T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856, and T3065.


The rattles were sold at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and online from,, and between January 2016 and February 2107.


Customers should contact the firm for a full refund, here.


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