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Recall: MZB Children's "Light Up" Watches

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On 2015-08-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding MZB Children's "Light Up" Watches due to a potential skin irritation, hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2012 for about $5 to $20.

About 2 million units are involved in this MZB watches recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This is the 1st recall of products in the Children's Accessories category in 2015. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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MZB Children's "Light Up" Watches
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Company Contact Information:

Website: mzb.com
Phone: (888) 770-7085

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What is the problem?

The case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes or chemical burns.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves 303 styles of "Light Up" watches that are identified by style number. A complete list of the serial numbers is listed on the firm's website http://www.regcen.com. The watches have a flexible plastic wristband sold in multiple colors including pink, pink with white snowflakes, green, blue and navy blue. "MZB" and the style number are printed on the case-back of the watches.

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54404r-eng.php

These items were sold new+ at Kmart, Kohl's, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2012 through June 2015 for between $5 and $20.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled watches away from children and contact MZB for a refund.

MZB toll free at (888) 770-7085 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mzb.com and click on Product Safety Notice tab at the top of the homepage for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received 11 reports of skin irritations or chemical burns. Six of these consumers have required medical treatment.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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