06/11/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Santa Cruz, CA—Rhino Toys Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled Beado hand-held bead play toys due to a choking hazard the product poses. The CPSC announced the recall on June 10, 2010.

Some 5,5000 Beado handled bead play toys were recalled after discovering the plastic wires can detach from the hubs because of insufficient adhesive, which allows the beads to slide off. The loose beads carry a risk of choking should a young child come into contact with the beads.

The CPSC stated, “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 (see picture below). 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 toys were sold at specialty toy stores and juvenile retailers from March 2010 through May 2010 for around $12.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled toy and return it to the place of purchase to receive a full refund or replacement Beado hand-held beaded toy.

For more information, consumers can reach Rhino Toys toll free at (877) 887-4433 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.rhinotoys.com.

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