Bathtub Toys Recalled by Munchkin Due to Risk of Injury

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.

Recall date: October 18, 2010
Recall number: 11-012

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bathtub Subs

Hazard:

The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Munchkin at (800) 344-2229 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com/

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Recall Details

Units

About 34,000 units

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.

Incidents/Injuries

CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.

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.

Sold at

Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.

Importer(s)

Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.

Manufactured in

China