Tub Toy Recall
On Oct. 18, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Procuct Safety Commission, in cooperation with the listed manufacturer, issued a recall of Bathtub Subs. The voluntary recall of the toys by the manufacturer is due to a laceration hazard to children. Specifically, the recall notice states in part the following:
Bathtub Toys Recalled by Munchkin Due to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bathtub Subs
Units: About 34,000 units
Importer: Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.
Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys’ genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.
Description: This recall involves battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time.
Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children’s stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.