This bathtub toy from Munchkin is being recalled. We don't own it in our home but we're big fans of Munchkin products (as many families are). Please read the following press release to find out why the toy is being recalled and what you can do if you're one of the thousands of people who own it.
Bathtub Toys Recalled by Munchkin Due to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Name of Product: Bathtub Subs
Units: About 34,000 units
Importer: Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.
Hazard: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.
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.
Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Munchkin at http://www.munchkin.com/anytime or visit the company's website at