Aqua-Leisure Recalls Millions of Baby Floats Over Drowning HazardJul 5, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Millions of dangerous inflatable baby floats have been recalled by Aqua-Leisure Industries because they can tear while in use, posing a drowning hazard to infants.
A total of 4 million Aqua-Leisure Baby Floats are being recalled. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been 31 reports of leg straps on the float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.
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. A complete list of the names and model numbers of the baby floats included in this recall can be found here.
The recalled Aqua-Leisure Baby Floats were sold in juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. They were sold from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund. 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.