Expanded Recall: Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium
On 2012-03-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2003 for about $28 to $36. It was originally recalled on 2010-09-30.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Walkers & Activity Centers category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 432-5437
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What is the problem?
The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
A soft gym with two toy bars. The
gym converts to a crawl-through
play space. Product #C3068 and #H8094.
This product is for children from birth & up.
Five other Fisher Price products with similar safety hazards were recalled under the same CPSC announcement. These products were also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1178
UPDATE 03/06/2012: The CPSC reannounced this recall. Sales dates of Product #H8094 have expanded. "Due to an error," some of the recalled items previously sold by Meijer were again offered for sale at discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets and thrift stores. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell recalled products. If you own this item or a similar item and already checked to make sure it was not recalled, please check again.
These items were sold new+ at Approximate Retail Price and Dates Sold: $28 from October 2003 to September 2005, and $36 from June 2005 to March 2008 & September 2010 to July 2011
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep away from children. Do not discard the inflatable ball. Contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit.
For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800)432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The following incident description applies to all products recalled under Release #10-362. CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 46 reports of incidents where the valve came off in the US and eight reports in Canada. These include 14 reports of the valve found in a child's mouth and three reports of a child beginning to choke. No injuries have been reported.
+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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