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

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



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Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats Due to Drowning<br /> Hazard

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

 

    WASHINGTON, July 2
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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.

    (Logo: www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

 

    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: 

 

 

   
Name                   Model Nos.       Description

 

   
Baby & Me
Combo        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          Yellow boat-shaped

                          

ET-9110EU        inflatable float
with

                          

ET-9110KM        turquoise
plastic handles

                          

ET-9110SU        and turquoise
vinyl seat

                          

ET-9110WG        bucket and seat
back.

                          

ET-9110WM       

                          

ET-9110WMUS     

                          

LT-9110L

 

 

   
Deluxe Toddler         ET-9215          Yellow boat-shaped

   
Racer                  ET-9215DG        inflatable float with

                          

ET-9125DOL       turquoise
plastic handles

                          

ET-9215SU        and steering
wheel and

                          

LT-9215L         turquoise vinyl

                                    
       
seat bucket and yellow seat

                                           
back.

 

 

   
Cozy Crab Sunshade     SA-3223          Red crab-shaped inflatable

   
Float/Crabby           SA-3223/24       float with red

   
Baby Boat              SA-3223/24-1B    vinyl seat bucket and

                          

SA-3223/24-2A    yellow
inflatable

                          

SA-3223/24TG     adjustable
sunshade.

                          

SA-3223/24WM

                          

SA-3223AU

                        
  
SA-3223KR

                          

SA-3223LD

 

 

   
Ticklish Turtle        SA-3224          Yellow and green

   
Sunshade               SA-3224AU        turtle-shaped

   
Float/Baby Boat        SA-3224KR        inflatable float with

                 
         
SA-3224LD        green vinyl seat bucket and

                          

SA-3224WM        green inflatable

                                           
adjustable sunshade.

 

 

   
Toddler Race           SA-3225          Automobile decor

   
Boat                                    and yellow boat-shaped

                                           
inflatable float with

                                           
green plastic handles
and

                                           
steering wheel and green
vinyl

                                           
seat bucket.

 

   
Aquarium Baby          LD-3236          Yellow and purple

   
Float                  SA-3236          inflatable float with

                                           
yellow-background
aquarium

                                           
decor and purple vinyl
seat

                                           
bucket and seat back.

 

   
Baby Adjustable        SA-3240          Blue and white inflatable

   
Sunshade Boat          LD-3242          float with crab-and-beach

                          

LT-3242L         decor, blue and
white

                          

SA-3242          inflatable
canopy and

   
Adjustable             SA-3242/43-1A    white plastic handle, blue

   
Canopy Sunshade        SA-3242/43TG     seat bucket.

   
Float                  SA-3242AU

                          

SA-3242WM

   
Child’s Baby           SA-3242WM

   
Boat w/ Canopy         TG-3242

 

 

   
Sunshade Wave          LT-3243L         White inflatable float with

   
Rider Float            SA-3243          aquatic décor and red seat

                          

SA-3243DOL       back, blue and
white

   
Child’s Wave           SA-3243WM        inflatable canopy and blue

   
Rider                  SA-3243WM        seat bucket, red handle bars.

 

 

   
Sunshade Buggy         SA-3244          Blue car-shaped inflatable

                          

SA-3244TG        float, yellow
steering wheel

   
Sunshade Water         SA-3244WM        and car-theme decor, w/ or

   
Buggy                  WM-3244          w/o green accents or Pink

   
(Girl/Boy)                              car-shaped
inflatable

                                           
float, yellow steering
wheel

                                           
and car-theme decor, w/
or

                                           
w/o yellow accents.

 

 

   
Kiddie Cabin           LD-3248          Light blue, purple and

   
Cruiser                SA-3248          clear inflatable

                          

SA-3248DG        float with light
blue car

                          

SA-3248DOL       cabin-shaped
inflatable

                                           
canopy and decor, light

                                           
blue vinyl seat bucket
and seat

                  
                         
back.

 

 

   
Sing-Along Wave        SA-3252          White inflatable float with

   
Rider                  WM-3252          aquatic decor 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          TR-7420          Yellow duck-shaped

                                           
inflatable float w/ or
w/o

                                           
duck-theme decor, with

                                           
squeezable noisemaker.

 

 

   
Squirtin’              SA-7431          White and red boat-shaped

   
Tootin’ Tugboat                         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.

 

    FEED DATE:   FRIDAY, JULY  3RD, 2009

    FEED TIME:   1:00 – 1:30 PM ET (FED IN ROTATION)

    COORDINATES:   C-BAND: GAL 28/TRANSPONDER 12/

    AUDIO 6.2 & 6.8 /
DOWNLINK:   3940 (H)

 

    For technical
information, contact Medialink Satellite Operations Trouble Line at  (212) 812-7134.

 

    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 it by
visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

 

    Aqua Leisure’s Recall
Hotline: (866) 807-3998

    CPSC Recall Hotline:
(800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact:
(301) 504-7908

 

    The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from
unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of
consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to
protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical,
or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products
— such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household
chemicals — contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

 

    To report a dangerous
product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. 
To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to
www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to
CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov

 

SOURCE  U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission

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