Beado Handheld Bead Play Toys Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 5,500 Beado Handheld Bead Play Toys have been recalled by Rhino Toys Inc. of Santa Cruz, California, due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The toys’ plastic wires can detach from the hubs due to insufficient adhesive, allowing the beads to slide off. The loose beads pose a choking hazard to young children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Beado hand-held beaded play toy with model number 1501 and date code 02910 04323A. The product measures six inches in diameter and is composed of four blue plastic “hubs,” six white plastic “wires,” and twelve multi-colored beads that slide along the wires. The model number and date code are printed on the bottom of the packaging and the date code is also inside of the blue hubs.

Beados that have a date code different than 02910 or have a date code of 02910 and an inspection sticker on the bottom of the packaging and a black mark by the date code inside the blue hub are not included in this recall.

The recalled Beado Handheld Bead Play Toys, which were manufactured in China, sold at specialty toy and juvenile retailers from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $12.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using this recalled toy and return it to the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund or a replacement Beado hand-held beaded toy. Rhino Toys can be reached toll free at (877) 887-4433 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.rhinotoys.com.

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