CPSC and Munchkin recall Waterpede bath toys due to choking hazard

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CPSC and Munchkin recall Waterpede bath toys due to choking hazardThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Munchkin announced they are recalling the Waterpede bath toys. This is due to a choking hazard and affects about 72 000 toys.

This recall involves Munchkin’s Waterpede bath toys, the CPSC announced. The one piece multi-colored Centipede-shaped toy allows water to be scooped from the top. It then flows through the chambers of bottom.

The bath toy is 100% plastic and is for children six months and up. Consumers should immediately take the toy away from children. Then they should contact Munchkin for a free replacement, fixed, toy.

The firm has received one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads. No injuries have been reported.

The affected Waterpede toys were sold at Babies R Us, Target, and other stores nationwide and online at munchkin.com. The time period is from September 2015 through January 2018.

Owners of the toy can contact Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.munchkin.com, click on Help at the bottom of the page and then Recalls for more information.

More information about the recall is also available on the CPSC site.