Inflatable baby floats recalled over drowning hazard
- July 2, 2009 11:55 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about four million inflatable baby floats because of a drowning hazard.
It says the leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.
The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colours. The names and model numbers are on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is moulded on the valves of recalled products.
Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering “NP” moulded on the valve.
See the original recall notice below for the model numbers included in the recall.
There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.
The floats were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers across the United States, including Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreen's, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15 US.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund.
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