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Munchkin Recalls Waterpede Bath Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product:
Waterpede™ children’s bath toys
Hazard:

The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 10, 2018
Units:
About 72,000
Consumer Contact

Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.munchkin.com , click on Help at the bottom of the page and then Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Munchkin’s Waterpede bath toys. The one piece multi-colored Centipede -shaped toy allows water to be scooped from the top, and flows through the chambers of bottom. The bath toy is 100% plastic and is for children six months and up.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the bath toy away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement bath toy of comparable value.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Babies R Us, Target, and other stores nationwide and online at munchkin.com from September 2015 through January 2018 for between $5 and $7.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Munchkin Inc., of Van Nuys, Calif.

Recall number:
18-153
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