Choking and Ingestion Hazards Prompt Hobby Lobby to Recall Spinner Toys

The battery cover may detach and expose the toys' small coin cell batteries

Choking and Ingestion Hazards Prompt Hobby Lobby to Recall Spinner Toys
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May 25, 2017

Hobby Lobby is recalling 43,400 Easter- and July 4th-themed light-up spinner toys due to a risk of choking and ingestion.

The battery cover may detach and expose the toys' small coin cell batteries, posing a choking and ingestion hazard.

The affected products include children's battery-powered light-up spinner toys sold in Easter and July 4th themes. The Easter-themed toys are blue with a pink bunny on the dome or yellow with a yellow-and-orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th-themed toys are red and have white stars painted on a blue dome.

Hobby Lobby and the item number, either 9130033 or 9130082, are printed on the toy's handle. Three LR44 coin cell batteries power the toys. The affected toys were sold at Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores across the country from February 2017 until April 2017 for $5.

To date, the company has gotten one report of a young child ingesting the battery. The child received an x-ray, and the battery passed through. For this reason, consumers should take the spinners away from children immediately and return them to the closest Hobby Lobby or Mardel location.

Consumers who bring a receipt will receive a full refund for the toy. Those without a receipt will receive a store credit.

For more information, consumers can reach Hobby Lobby Stores at (800) 326-7931.