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Water Toys Recalled for Injury Hazard

May 19, 2003 | AP

A Virginia company is recalling about 25,000 packages of water sticks designed to stand upright after sinking to the bottom of the pool because the toys could injure swimmers who land on them.

The "Swim Ways Deluxe Dive Buddies" come in packages of four. The toys, which are about 7 1/2 inches long and an inch around, are soft plastic tubes with the head and feet of a sea horse, walrus, diver or shark. Each has a point value written on its back.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, announcing the recall Monday, said that neither it nor Swimways Corp., of Virginia Beach, have received any reports of injuries.

The toys were sold for about $6 at pool stores nationwide from December 2002 through May 2003.

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