|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2005
Release # 05-111
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
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: Reef Rocker Infant Toy
Units: About 54,260
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The seam on the plastic balls can separate, releasing the small toy inside and posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Baby Connection Reef Rocker infant toys. The floor toy is intended for children ages 3 months and above. The toy's water-filled dome and four toy balls have colorful sea creatures inside. Lights and music are activated when the toy is shaken.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from May 2004 through January 2005 for between $8 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from small children and return it to their nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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