• Thomas Russell

Toys R Us recalls 29,700 infant wiggle ball toys

Units pose a choking hazard to infants

WASHINGTON D.C. – Retailer Toys R Us has recalled 29,700 Infant Wiggle Balls in the U.S. due to a choking hazard, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall also involves an additional 3,000 sold in Canada.

Wiggle BallToys R Us has recalled 29,700 of these infant wiggle ball toys in the U.S. due to a choking hazard.
The company recalled the wiggle balls as its rubber knobs and plastic back can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The company has received six reports of the rubber knobs breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product being found in children’s mouths.

The recall involves the Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball toys, which are also called a giggle ball. It has textured bumps for gripping and has orange, green and yellow rubber knobs around the ball. It wiggles, vibrates and plays three different tunes and has an on/off switch and the model number 5F6342E and Toys R Us printed on the product.

The units were made in China and sold at Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores nationwide from June 2016 through January 2017 for about $13.

Consumers have been advised to immediately take them away from babies and return them to Babies R Us or Toys R Us stores for a full refund. Consumers can get further information by calling Toys R Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.toysrus.com and click on the product recalls table for more information.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today
trussell@furnituretoday.com

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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