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Otteroo Corporation recalls Inflatable Baby Float

Starting date:
July 16, 2015
Posting date:
July 16, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float

Product description

The Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float is an inflatable round ring made of clear and blue plastic material. It has two air chambers that fasten around a baby's neck with a white buckle. The floats have a chin rest, two handles and two circular openings on the back of the ring to allow the device to expand as the child grows with age. There are three colorful balls that move freely around inside the ring. The name "Otteroo" is imprinted on the top of the float in the large, orange letters with an Otter Logo.

Hazard identified

The seam on the floatation device can leak air and deflate, posing a risk of drowning.

Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the affected floatation devices. Otteroo Corporation has received 54 reports of broken seams on the product. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada reminds consumers that the Otteroo is a bath toy and not a swimming aid or a life saving device. Keep young children and inexperienced swimmers in view and within arm's reach at all times when they are in water. For more information on swimming safety, please visit the Healthy Canadians Swimming Safety page.

Number sold

Approximately 137 units were sold in Canada and approximately 3000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float was sold from January 2014 through November 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Huizhou Chuangjie Indistrial CO., LTD
Guangdong Province
Otteroo Corporation
San Francisco
On-line Retailers

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Otteroo to receive a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Otteroo Corporation by collect telephone call at (415) 236-5388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or visit the Otteroo's website and click on "Safety" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.