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Recall: Skippy Pool Toys

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On 2007-11-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Skippy Pool Toys due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2007 for about $10.00.

About 30,000 units are involved in this Swimways pool toy recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Dive Sticks & Pool Games category in 2007.

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What is the problem?

The elastic tongue of the fish can break and forcefully come out and cut the users' hands during launching of the toy.

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves a rubber pool toy shaped like a fish. The fish are blue, purple or green colored and measure 8 inches long by 5 inches wide. A loop of elastic tubing shaped like a tongue comes out of the mouth of the fish and is used for launching the fish across the water like a slingshot. "WARNING. Do not aim at another person. Made in China" is printed on the bottom of the fish.

These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandisers and independent pool supply stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for about $10.

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 take the toy away from children immediately and contact Swimways for a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Swimways toll-free at (888)559-4653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.swimways.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Swimways has received 24 reports of the pool toy breaking during use. There were five reports of injuries to children including one requiring stitches to a child s hand. Another child s thumb nail was ripped back from the nail bed.

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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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