San Diego product liability lawyers, we want parents to be aware of a recent toy recall. The Manhattan Toy
Company is recalling more than 2,000 Busy Loops table top toys due to
a choking hazard.
Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, particularly
those younger than four years of age. Aside from food, toys are one of
the most common causes of choking-related incidents. While federal regulations
prohibit products directed to small children from containing small parts,
defective toys that can break into small parts pose serious hazards.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the round
plastic beads on the defective toys can break, posing a choking hazard.
Manhattan Toy has received two reports of beads breaking off the toy.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
The defective bead toys were sold at BuyBuy Baby and other toy stores across
the country, and online at Amazon.com and Kohls.com from September 2015
through January 2016 for about $15. As
described in the recall notice, the Busy Loops table top toys have orange, green, blue, and purple plastic
tubing with plastic beads threaded on the tubing that can slide up and
down. The tubes sit on a blue plastic base with an orange plastic suction
cup. The model number 700470 and lot code FH are printed on the bottom
of the blue base.
Due to the serious choking risk, parents and caregivers should immediately
stop using the recalled toy. They can then return it to the store where
it was purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a defective toy or other children’s product, you may be entitled
to compensation. For more information, please contact
a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.