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From Products Liability Law Daily, May 23, 2017

Hobby Lobby recalls holiday-themed light-up spinner toys for choking, battery ingestion hazards

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has recalled around 43,400 Easter and July 4th-themed light-up spinner toys because the battery cover can detach and expose the small coin cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-166, May 23, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. Hobby Lobby has received one report of a 14-month-old child who ingested the battery. An x-ray was conducted and the battery passed through.

Product description. This recall involves children’s battery-powered light-up spinner toys sold in two themes: Easter and July 4th. The Easter-themed toys were sold in blue with a pink bunny on the dome and yellow with a yellow and orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th spinners are red with white stars painted on the blue dome. "Hobby Lobby" and item number 9130033 or 9130082 are printed on the spinner handle. The spinners are powered by three LR44 coin cell batteries.

These light-up spinner toys, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores nationwide from February 2017 to April 2017 for about $5.

Remedy. Consumers should take the recalled spinners away from children immediately and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby or Mardel store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund, and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Hobby Lobby Stores at 800-326-7931 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.hobbylobby.com and click on the "Recall" tab.

Companies: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.

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