Suave Kids Bath Sets Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled for Choking, Other Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2006
Release #06-267
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 628-5687
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Suave Kids Bath Sets Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled for Choking, Other Hazards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Suave Kids Bath Set

Units: About 11,000

Manufacturer: Almar Sales Co., of New York, NY

Hazard: Items in the baths sets contain small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, some of the handles on the carrying case are long enough to pose a strangulation hazard. Also, the plastic carrying case poses a danger of suffocation.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves "Suave" brand bath sets that contain a 2-in-1 shampoo, bath sponge, and various other toy animal and character bath products. The baths sets are packaged in brightly colored vinyl bags with a clear window. Style numbers involved in this recall are: SVK 9498, 9499, 9501, 9506, 9507 and 9508. The style numbers are located on the back and/or bottom right corner of the package, above the UPC code.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from March 2006 through June 2006 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bath sets and either dispose of them or return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Almar Sales at (800) 251-2522 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at recall@almarsales.com

 

Picture of Recalled Kids Bath Set

Picture of Recalled Kids Bath Set