Recall: Sardines Fishing Game and Starfish Fishing Game
On 2015-09-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Sardines Fishing Game and Starfish Fishing Game due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015 for about $15 to $20.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Juratoys U.S. of Fort Lauderdale fishing game recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Board Games & Other Games category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The plastic worm at the end of the fishing pole line can separate, producing small parts that pose a choking hazard to children. Additionally, the small magnet inside the worm can liberate. Swallowing multiple magnets can result in serious internal injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two models of the Juratoys fishing game, Sardines and Starfish. The fishing game user picks up a toy fish using a play fishing rod with a magnetic worm. The Sardine fishing game has a red and white sardine with a yellow eye painted on a sardine-shaped tin and has product number J08152 printed on the bottom of the container at the tail, and on the back of one of the fish pieces. The Starfish fishing game has an orange starfish painted on a starfish-shaped tin with a product number J08153 printed on the bottom of the container and on the back of one of the fish pieces. Each set comes with two wooden fishing rods and several wooden fish with a magnetic button in the middle. The lid of each tin package contains the word "Janod."
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/2015/54960r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ Online at www.citruslane.com, www.burrogoods.com, www.terratoys.com, www.patinastores.com; numerous retail stores including Patina, Burro, and Terra Toys; and at Juratoys trade shows from April 2015 through August 2015 for approximately $15 to $20.
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 stop using the recalled games and keep them out of the reach of young children. Consumers should contact Juratoys for a prepaid shipping envelope to return the game. Juratoys will then send a $15 refund check for the Sardines game and a $20 refund check for the Starfish game. Consumers who paid more should include a receipt in the return to receive a full refund.
Juratoys U.S. toll-free at 877-271-0440 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.juratoysus.com or www.janod.com and click on the "Product Recall" link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received about 417 reports of the plastic worm at the end of the fishing pole line separating and releasing small parts, including four reports of children ingesting a small part. 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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