Thursday, July 2, 2009

Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Inflatable Baby Floats

Units: About 4 Million

Manufacturer: Aqua-Leisure Industries, of Avon, Mass.

Hazard: The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is molded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering "NP" molded on the valve. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall:

Baby & Me Combo; Model ET-9105; Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.

Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110; Models ET-9110EU, ET-9110KM, ET-9110SU, ET-9110WG, ET-9110WM, ET-9110WMUS, LT-9110L; Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Deluxe Toddler Racer; Models ET-9215, ET-9215DG, ET-9125DOL, ET-9215SU, LT-9215L; Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.

Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat; Models SA-3223, SA-3223/24, SA-3223/24-1B, SA-3223/24-2A, SA-3223/24TG, SA-3223/24WM, SA-3223AU, SA-3223KR, SA-3223LD; Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.

Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat; Models SA-3224, SA-3224AU, SA-3224KR, SA-3224LD, SA-3224WM; Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.

Toddler Race Boat; Model SA-3225; Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.

Aquarium Baby Float; Models LD-3236, SA-3236; Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat, Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float, Child's Baby Boat w/Canopy; Models SA-3240, LD-3242, LT-3242L, SA-3242, SA-3242/43-1A, SA-3242/43TG, SA-3242AU, SA-3242WM, SA-3242WM, TG-3242; Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach décor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.

Sunshade Wave Rider Float, Child's Wave Rider; Models LT-3243L, SA-3243, SA-3243DOL, SA-3243WM, SA-3243WM; White inflatable float with aquatic decor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.

Sunshade Buggy, Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy); Models SA-3244, SA-3244TG, SA-3244WM, WM-3244; Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme decor, w/ or w/o green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o yellow accents.

Kiddie Cabin Cruiser; Models LD-3248, SA-3248, SA-3248DG, SA-3248DOL; Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and décor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

Sing-Along Wave Rider; Models SA-3252, WM-3252; White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and red seat bucket, red handle bars. Plays two songs: "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Row Row Row Your Boat."

Quacker Float; Model TR-7420; Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.

Squirtin' Tootin' Tugboat; Model SA-7431; White and red boat-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket. Has squirt gun and squeezable noisemaker.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.aqualeisure.com .

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