Wild Republic Slap Watches recalled due to potential battery ingestion and choking hazards if the coin cell battery is released

Starting date:
May 12, 2021
Posting date:
May 12, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75557

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Wild Republic Slap Watches.
  • Issue: The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact K&M Toys Canada Co. for a full refund.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and K&M Toys Canada Co.

Affected products

Wild Republic Slap Watches

Product description

This recall involves Wild Republic Slap Watches with various animal themed designs and colours. The children's watches are made of silicone and are approximately 23 cm or 9 inches long.

The following products are included in the recall:
Model Name Model Number UPC
SLAP WATCH BAT 22921 092389229219
SLAP WATCH BEAR BLACK 22909 092389229097
SLAP WATCH BISON 22910 092389229103
SLAP WATCH BUTTERFLY 22915 092389229158
SLAP WATCH CROCODILE 22009 092389220094
SLAP WATCH DISPLAY DK 22986 092389229868
SLAP WATCH DOLPHIN 22077 092389220773
SLAP WATCH DRAGON BLK VV 22839 092389228397
SLAP WATCH DRAGON GRN VV 22840 092389228403
SLAP WATCH EAGLE 22912 092389229127
SLAP WATCH ELEPHANT 22904 092389229042
SLAP WATCH FROG 22922 092389229226
SLAP WATCH GIRAFFE 22062 092389220629
SLAP WATCH KANGAROO 23397 092389233971
SLAP WATCH KNIGHT FACE VV 22837 092389228373
SLAP WATCH KNIGHT W/SHIELD VV 22836 092389228366
SLAP WATCH KOALA 23396 092389233964
SLAP WATCH LADY BUG 22913 092389229134
SLAP WATCH LEOPARD SNOW 22906 092389229066
SLAP WATCH LION 22905 092389229059
SLAP WATCH MERMAID 22005 092389220056
SLAP WATCH MUMMY VK 22830 092389228304
SLAP WATCH OCTOPUS 22007 092389220070
SLAP WATCH PANDA 22063 092389220636
SLAP WATCH PRINCESS VV 22838 092389228380
SLAP WATCH PTERANODON 22013 092389220131
SLAP WATCH RATTLESNAKE 22911 092389229110
SLAP WATCH RED PANDA 22907 092389229073
SLAP WATCH RHINO 23468 092389234688
SLAP WATCH SEA TURTLE 22008 092389220087
SLAP WATCH SHARK 22006 092389220063
SLAP WATCH SNAKE 22010 092389220100
SLAP WATCH SPIDER 22003 092389220032
SLAP WATCH STINGRAY 22923 092389229233
SLAP WATCH TIGER 22011 092389220117
SLAP WATCH T-REX 22014 92389220148
SLAP WATCH T-REX GREEN 22917 092389229172
SLAP WATCH T-REX SKELETON 22078 092389220780
SLAP WATCH TRICERATOPS 22916 092389229165
SLAP WATCH UNICORN 22951 092389229516
SLAP WATCH WOLF 22012 092389220124

 

Hazard identified

The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards. K&M Toys Canada Co. is voluntarily self-initiating this recall in Canada out of an abundance of caution and based on a new Australian regulation/standard relating to coin batteries.

As of April 29, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received no reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that 82,680 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 462,956 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January, 2018 to January, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
K&M Toys Canada Co.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Believe – Fly Trading Co., Ltd.
Chantou
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact K&M Toys Canada Co. for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Wild Republic toll-free at 1-800-800-9678 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday or email at quality@wildrepublic.com. For online submissions, consumers can go to www.wildrepublic.com and click "Recall Alert" to complete the on-line registration form to apply for the refund.

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.