The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Mass., announced a voluntary recall of Inflatable Baby Floats product manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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. There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled 4 Million inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is molded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering “NP” molded on the valve.
Inflatable baby floats sold at Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers in US, including Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aqualeisure.com
The names and model numbers are listed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09261.html
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, USA