Toys R Us recall rattle toy across UK after warning children could choke on beads

Toys R Us have recalled a rattle toy after warning that young children could potentially choke on the small beads.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 6:51 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
The Kids II Oball rattle

The Kids II Oball Rattle has been voluntarily recalled by the international retailer over fears the rattle beads could release from the chambers.

According to Toys R Us' American website, the firm has received 42 reports of the plastic disk breaking and releasing the small beads.

On two occasions, the small beads were found in children's mouth as well as three reports of children gagging.

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The company said that consumers should take these rattles away from young children immediately and contact them to receive a full refund.

The recall involves 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.

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.

The Toys R Us stores in Sheffield and Doncaster have also been affected by the recall with the Daily Mail reporting that more than 81,000 rattles could be affected in the UK.