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Busy Loop Table Top Toy Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

As 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 and 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.