Recall date: October 18, 2010
Recall number: 11-012

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Bathtub Subs
Hazard:
The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Munchkin at (800) 344-2229 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com/

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 34,000 units
Description:

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.

Description:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.

 
Remedy:

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.

Sold At:

Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.

Importer(s):

Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China