Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Children’s Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2011
Release #11-133
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 560-6477
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Children’s Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation

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: Children’s Light-up Watches

Units: About 1,200

Importer: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, of Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Manufacturer: Time Industrial Manufactory Limited, of Hong Kong

Hazard: Watch battery current interacting with nickel in the watch’s stainless steel back can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of children receiving skin irritation or burning sensations while wearing the watch.

Description: This recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen brand light-up watches. The Buzz Lightyear watch has a blue band with a blue outline on the face of the watch. The Tinker Bell watch has a purple band and purple crystals on the face of the watch. The Lightning McQueen watch has a red band and a red outline on the face of the watch. Each model watch is sold separately and is intended for children ages three years and older. All have a light up function that enables a child to press a button to illuminate colorful lights on the dial of the watch. A tracking code is engraved on the back of the watch, as well as printed on the back of the packaging. The tracking code is: K130-6377-7-10187.

Sold at: DISNEYLAND® Resort stores in California, WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort stores in Florida, The Treasure Ketch and Cast Member shops on the Disney Cruise Ship, and Disney’s Earport Shop and The Magic of Disney Shop located at the Orlando International Airport in Florida from November 2010 through January 2011 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled watch away from children and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for instructions on returning the watch for a $40 refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at (877) 560-6477 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.waltdisneyworld.com

Picture of Recalled Light-up Watches