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Manhattan Toy recalls Manhattan Ball activity toys

The toy’s plastic tubes can detach from the center ball

Photo source: CPSC
The Manhattan Toy Company of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 22,100 Manhattan Balls.

The toy’s plastic tubes can detach from the center ball and release the small silicone teethers that are threaded on the tubes, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Manhattan Toy has received six reports of the plastic tubes detaching from the center ball. Two of the six reports included a silicone teether being separated from the toy. The firm also reported one incident of a child mouthing the silicone teether after it came off.

This recall involves Manhattan Ball plastic activity toys with a hard plastic center ball with 12 soft plastic tubes inserted into the center ball and seven silicone teethers threaded on the tubes.

“The Manhattan Toy Company” and lot code 325700EL or 325700IL are printed on the center ball.

The balls, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at from July 2019, through June 2020, for about $10.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Manhattan Toy or return it to any Target Store for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Manhattan Toy at (800) 541-1345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Thursday, by email at, or online at and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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