Toy Trouble (Recall)

Posted on June 14, 2010. Filed under: Parenting |

Rhino Toys Inc. Recalls Bead Toy Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of the Beado handheld bead play toys by Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.

No injuries have been reported (thank goodness) but the toys’ wires can detach from the hubs due to insufficient adhesive, allowing the beads to slide off and pose a choking hazard to young children.

According to the press release, the 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 Beado toy was sold at specialty toy and juvenile retailers from March 2010 through May 2010 (Magic Beans and Isis Parenting are two local stores).  If you have one, you can return it to the store where it was purchased to receive a full refund or a replacement Beado hand-held beaded toy when they are available.

For additional information, please contact Rhino Toys toll free at (877) 887-4433 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at


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