Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2005
Release #05-257
 

 

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: Surf Club™ Arm Bands

Units: About 480,000 pairs

Agent: Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Importer: CVS Pharmacy, Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I.

Hazard: The seams of the inflatable arm bands can tear, causing them to deflate. This poses a drowning hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International has received two reports of the seams of inflatable arm bands tearing during use. No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled plastic inflatable arm band pool floats are bright orange on the outside and white on the inside with an inflation valve on each side. They are imprinted with a "Surf Club" logo, "CVS/pharmacy," and "Caution: This is not a lifesaving device. Do not leave child unattended while in use." When inflated, the arm bands measure about 8-inches long by 6-inches wide.

Sold at: CVS stores nationwide from April 2003 through August 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.

 

Picture of Recalled Pool Float