Choking hazard for young children: manufacturer calls back baby rattles
KidsII is calling Oball baby rattles worldwide. Pearls can come loose from the toy. This creates a choking hazard for young children. The affected products were sold in 2016.
Choking hazard for young children
The KidsII company draws attention to a recall of Oball rattles, which were sold in 2016, on its website. "Affected by this recall campaign are Oball rattles of the models 81031 and 81548 that were sold after January 1, 2016," it says. According to the information, the rattle pearls can emerge from the clear pearl chambers and represent "a choking hazard for small children". The recalled products have three clear, disc-shaped plastic chambers, one of which contains five orange spheres.
Keep recalled products away from children
Only rattles of the date codes T0485, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 that are in the small triangle on the inside of the rattle are affected by this recall.
"The beads can come out of the chamber and pose a danger of swallowing for small children," the company writes. The toy was sold through wholesalers and online worldwide after January 1, 2016.
"Consumers should immediately keep the recalled rattle away from the children," says the website. There you can find out how to claim reimbursement.
If necessary, consult a doctor
It doesn't matter whether it's a marble, the cap of a felt-tip pen or a toy: swallowed small parts can cause serious damage to the gastrointestinal tract.
If these are batteries, magnets or long, pointed objects such as a nail or a sewing needle, those affected should not hesitate, but should definitely go to a doctor.
For less dangerous parts, the doctor often does not have to do anything else. "Around 80 to 90 percent of foreign bodies find their way outdoors together with the food porridge," said the chairman of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS), Professor Dr. med. Alexander Meining in a message.
Some could be removed endoscopically and surgery was only necessary in rare cases. (ad)