NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2011
Release #12-017Washington, D.C.
Office of Communications
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Target Recalls Children's Frog Masks Due to Suffocation Hazard
From: New York attorney Gary E. Rosenberg (personal injury and accident attorney and lawyer; serving Queens Bronx; Queens injury attorney)
Comment: I'm looking at photos of this mask and it has no mouth or nose cut-outs. No wonder it poses a suffocation hazard. Made in China, but sold here by Target stores. What morons.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Children's Frog Masks
Units: About 3,400
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child's face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves child-sized frog-themed animal masks. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child's head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take masks from young children and return the product to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm=s website at www.target.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 35 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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