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Drowning hazard: Baby floats recalled

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

Press Release

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.

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:

Note: by clicking on any of the images below, you can view a larger version.

Picture Name Model Numbers Description
Click For Larger Image Baby & Me Combo ET-9105 Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.
Click For Larger Image Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110
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.
Click For Larger Image Deluxe Toddler Racer 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.
Click For Larger Image Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat 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.
Click For Larger Image Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat 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.
Click For Larger Image Toddler Race Boat SA-3225 Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.
Click For Larger Image Aquarium Baby Float LD-3236
SA-3236
Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Click For Larger Image Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat

Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float

Child's Baby Boat w/ Canopy
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.
Click For Larger Image Sunshade Wave Rider Float

Child's Wave Rider
LT-3243L
SA-3243
SA-3243DOL
SA-3243WM
SA-3243WM
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.
Click For Larger Image

Click For Larger Image
Sunshade Buggy

Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy)
SA-3244
SA-3244TG
SA-3244WM
WM-3244
Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, 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.
Click For Larger Image Kiddie Cabin Cruiser 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.
Click For Larger Image Sing-Along Wave Rider 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."
Click For Larger Image Quacker Float TR-7420 Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.
Click For Larger Image Squirtin' Tootin' Tugboat 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

movie iconConsumers can also view a video clip (transcript) about this recall. This is in "streaming video" format.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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