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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 5, 2017

Infant wiggle ball toys recalled for choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, New Jersey, has recalled around 29,700 Bruin infant wiggle ball toys because the wiggle ball’s rubber knobs and plastic back can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. An additional 3,000 wiggle balls were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-004, October 5, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received six reports of rubber knobs breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product found in children's mouths.

Product description. This recall involves Bruin infant wiggle ball toys, also called giggle balls. The blue ball has textured bumps for gripping and has orange, green, and yellow rubber knobs around the ball. The ball wiggles, vibrates, and plays three different musical tunes. It has an on/off switch and requires 3 AA batteries to operate. The recalled wiggle balls have model number 5F6342E and Toys "R" Us printed on the product.

These wiggle ball toys, which were manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us stores nationwide from June 2016 through January 2017 for about $13.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled balls immediately, take them away from babies, and return them to Babies "R" Us or Toys "R" Us for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Toys "R" Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.toysrus.com and click on "Product Recalls."

Companies: Toys "R" Us Inc.

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