According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lovevery is recalling the Slide & Seek Ball Run children’s toy due to a potential choking hazard. Approximately 47,000 toys have been sold in the U.S., and about 4,500 in Canada.
The company said it recently updated its packaging of the Slide & Seek Ball Run, and a wooden knob on the door of the Ball Run toy could be damaged during shipping and break off—which poses a choking hazard for children.
The CPSC says the Lovevery recall involves certain units of the 2023 Slide & Seek Ball Runs, which are wooden toys with a plastic ball ramp that is included in Lovevery’s Babbler Play Kits for children aged 13 to 15 months. The recalled units of the Ball Run have a wooden knob on the door, do not have a Lovevery logo engraved on the bottom, and do not have a green sticker on the inside wall of the door with the wooden knob.
#RECALL: @Lovevery recalls Slide & Seek Ball Runs with Wooden Knobs due to choking hazard. The packaging can allow damage to the wooden knob, posing a choking hazard to children. Get a replacement. Contact: 888-520-0167 or https://t.co/pOP9974HSZhttps://t.co/ee1HblaaRQ pic.twitter.com/LwP69w5OuL
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) February 1, 2024
“Consumers with a recalled ball run should immediately take it away from children, stop using it, and contact Lovevery for a free replacement,” the CPSC states.
“Consumers will receive a free replacement after registering on the firm’s website, removing and marking the affected door with a specific case number (which will be emailed to known purchasers), uploading a photo of their marked door to www.recallrtr.com/ballrun, and affirming to Lovevery that the door will be disposed of in the trash. Lovevery is contacting all known purchasers directly.”
While no injuries have been reported so far, Lovevery has received 33 reports of the wooden knob detaching during shipping and six reports of the doorknob detaching after shipment, according to CPSC.