Light-Up Frog, Duck Toys Recalled Due to Choking HazardAug 9, 2013
A recall has been issued on a pair of light-up toys because they pose a choking hazard to small children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall this week on Toysmith Light-Up Toy Frogs and Ducks. Each toy is sold separately and was available exclusively at Cost Plus World Market from July through December of 2012.
According to the regulator’s recall statement, the action is necessary because the metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out. This poses a choking hazard to small children who may accidentally ingest the conductor if it’s dislodged from the toy.
The recall includes about 30,000 toys overall, according to the CPSC warning. The light-up toy frogs and ducks work when the sensors on the bottom of them are touched or placed in water. Frogs are sold in green and ducks are yellow, pink, and clear. They are just over 2 inches long and more than an inch tall. A round tag on the bottom of the toys has the UPC number 2424 5159.
Consumers are being warned to stop using these toys immediately. They should be taken away from children and returned to where they were purchased for a full refund. Each toy sold for $3, according to the CPSC alert.
There have been no injuries linked to the use of these toys to date, regulators added.