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MZB Recalls Select Children's Light-Up Watches

Starting date:
August 5, 2015
Posting date:
August 5, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54404

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and MZB

Affected products

Children’s Light-Up Watches

Product description

This recall involves select styles of flashing light-up digital watches for children, except for one style which is analog. 

The round watches (21.5cm length x 3.5cm width) have multi-coloured silicone straps and Flashing Light-Up LCD.  The various designs include Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Spiderman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Star Wars, Disney Princess, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Monster High, Lalaloopsy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen, Ever After, Dora the Explorer, Despicable Me 2, and Avengers Movie 2.

The watch’s package and warranty information contain the manufacturer’s information. The SKU/Style number and manufacturer’s name appear on the case-back of all watches. 

 

The following styles are sold in Canada:
Description Style
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Analog ASM2KQ001C
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Flashing ASM2KD012FLC
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Flashing ASM2KD031FLC
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Flashing ASMKD085FLC
Amazing Spider-Man LCD Light-Up ASMKD054C
Amazing Spider-Man LCD ASMKD081E14C
Avengers Movie 2 flashing AVGKQ129C
Despicable Me 2 Flashing DMEKD022FLC
Despicable Me 2 Flashing DMEKD022FLWC
Disney Princess LCD w/ Dark PRSKD759E14C
Disney Princess LCD w/ Silver PRSKD793FLC
Dora The Explorer Flashing DTEKD1113FLC
Ever After High Flashing EAHKD004FLC
Frozen Girl's LCD FNFKD022FLC
Frozen Flashing Light LCD watch FNFKD108FLC
Guardians of the Galaxy Boy's GOGKD001FLC
Hello Kitty Flashing Light-Up HKKD5599C
Hello Kitty Flashing Light-Up HKKD5588FLC
Hello Kitty Flashing Light-Up HKKD5773FLC
Hello Kitty Flashing Light-Up HKKD5599C
Hello Kitty LCD Light-Up w/clr HKKD2686C
Hello Kitty LCD w/ Lavender HKKD5431E14C
Hello Kitty LCD w/ Silver mtl HKKD5376H13C
Lalaloopsy Kid's LCD w/Fuschia LLLKD023E14C
Mickey Mouse LCD w/ Silver MCKKD1399H13C
Minnie Mouse LCD w/ Dark Pink MINKD507E14C
Minnie Mouse LCD w/ Silver MINKD449H13C
Monster High Flashing Light-Up MHKD191C
Monster High Flashing Light-Up MHKD178FLC
Monster High Flashing Light-Up MHKD185FLC
Monster High LCD w/ Silver MHKD107H13C
Monster High LCD w/Slv & Purpl MHKD148E14C
My Little Pony Flashing MLPKD129FLC
My Little Pony Flashing light MLPKD078C
My Little Pony Light-Up LCD w/ MLPKD089FLC
Skylander's Giants Boy's LCD SKYKD041E14C
Star Wars Classic Boy's SWCKD013FLC
Star Wars Rebels Boy's flashing SWRKD012FLC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TURKQ065C
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TURKD062E14C
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TURKD074FLC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TURKD087FLC
Transformers 4 Boy's Flashing TF4KD009FLC
Ultimate Spider-Man Analog SPMKQ449C
Ultimate Spider-Man LCD SPMKD459H13C

 

Hazard identified

The case-backs may become separated from the watch case exposing the module to water, potentially causing a skin irritation.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

MZB has received 10 reports, including 1 in Canada, of consumer incidents involving skin irritations or chemical burns.

Number sold

Approximately 2 million of the watches were distributed in Canada and in the United States,  58,800 of which were distributed in Canada. They were sold at Winners Merchants International LP, Walmart Canada, Sears Canada Inc. and Target.

Time period sold

The affected watches were sold in Canada from August 2012 to June 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
MZB
Long Island City
New York
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled product and return it to their nearest retail location for a full refund or store credit.

Consumers may also contact MZB directly for a refund by calling 1-888-770-7085. For more information, see MZB's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

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.