Munchkin recalls WaterpedeTM Bath Toys

Starting date:
May 10, 2018
Posting date:
May 10, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-66750

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

Affected products

WaterpedeTM children's bath toys

Product description

This recall involves Munchkin's WaterpedeTM bath toys. The one piece, multi-coloured Centipede shaped toy allows water to be scooped from the top, and flow through the chambers to the bottom.  The bath toy is 100% plastic and is for children six months and up.

Hazard identified

The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard for young children.

As of May 8, 2018 Munchkin has received one reported incident of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads in Canada. No injuries have been reported. In the United States, the company has received no reported incidents or injuries.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 5,500 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 72,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2016 to January 2018 in Canada and November 2015 to February 2018 in the United States at various retail stores and online at munchkin.com.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Munchkin Inc.
Van Nuys
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the bath toy away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement bath toy of comparable value.

For more information, consumers can contact Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online.

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.