For additional information, contact Munchkin at (800) 344-2229 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com/
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.
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.
CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.
Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.
Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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