Recall: Rubber Critter Toys
On 2018-08-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Rubber Critter Toys due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $10 to $145.
About 30,000 units are involved in this rubber critter toys recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Figures & Playsets, n.e.c. category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The orange and yellow surface paint on the rubber critter toys contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all rubber critter toys sold in various colors and animal shapes including octopus, alligators, chickens, frogs, pigs, penguins and cows. The toys are primarily used to play physical education tossing games. They were sold individually and in sets ranging from two to 24 rubber critters.
These items were sold new+ at BSN SPORTS and US Games catalogs, and online at www.amazon.com, www.athleticconnection.com, www.bsnsports.com, www.esportsonline.com and www.usgames.com from February 2017 through June 2018 for about $10 for an individual rubber critter and up to $145 for a set.
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 rubber critter toys away from children and contact BSN SPORTS for a merchandise credit. BSN SPORTS is contacting all known purchasers directly.
BSN SPORTS toll free at 888-847-8816 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.p. CT or online at www.bsnsports.com, www.usgames.com, www.athleticconnection.com and www.esportsonline.com and click on the product recall link at the bottom of the page or www.recallrtr.com/rubbercritters for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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