Toy manufacturer Battat has recalled more than 60,000 products designed for teething babies over a potential choking hazard. The company has issued the recall for about 61, 210 B. toys Light-Up Firefly Teether Glowy Chews, which are teething toys sold exclusively at Target in the United States or at Hudson’s Bay in Canada, because they could pose a choking hazard to infants.
There have been several reports of youngsters choking on broken pieces of the products.
According to a report in the Miami Herald, the problem with these products as stated in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall notice is that the plastic wings could detach from the body of the teething toy posing a choking hazard to young children.
Details of the Recall
There is cause for serious concern with these toys. The CPSC notice says Battat has received 14 reports of the wings detaching or pieces of the wing breaking off, including one report of a child choking on a broken piece of the wing.
Battat is asking consumers to return the toys for a full refund. Those who have them at home can take the toy back to Target or Hudson’s Bay for a full refund. If you need to mail the teething toy or have questions about the recall, call Battat at 844-963-2479 or email them at email@example.com.
A choking hazard refers to any object that could be caught in a child’s throat blocking their airway and making it difficult or impossible to breathe. Hazards could range from food to small toys or parts of children’s products that could break away or disintegrate and pose a choking danger. Some of the common household items that could pose choking hazards include latex balloons, coins, marbles, toys with small parts, pen or marker caps, small balls, button batteries, medicine syringes, and beads.
When you buy toys for your child, make sure they are age-appropriate. Don’t buy anything that goes through the tube of a toilet paper roll. Pay attention to toys and children’s products that have been recalled due to a potential choking hazard. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to design and make toys that are safe for children. Toys and games intended for children ages 3 to 6 that have small parts must have a warning label.
If your child has been injured as the result of a dangerous or defective product, contact an experienced product defect lawyer to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.