Children’s Animal Snap Bracelets are being recalled for laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced.
The recall involves about 89,500 Animal Snap Bracelets that were manufactured in China; imported by Toysmith of Sumner, Washington; and sold at Cost Plus World Market, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and other retailers, from September 2011 to February 2012. The defective Animal Snap Bracelets sold for about $3.
The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering, which can result in the exposure of sharp edges. These exposed, sharp edges present a laceration hazard, and the firm has already received eight reports of injuries, including lacerations.
This Animal Snap Bracelet recall includes bracelets in an array of metallic fabrics with animal figures, including: Seahorse, Frog, Snake, Starfish, Crab, Lizard, Dolphin, and Fish. The manufacturing date codes—between 07/11 and 01/12—are printed on a sewn-in label that can be found on the inside of the bracelet. The label includes the Toysmith name and address. A round paper tag is attached to the product and bears the product name, Toysmith information, the words “Item # 2360 Animal Snap Bracelet,” the SKU number, and the bar code.
The firm advises consumers to return the recalled Animal Snap Bracelet to the store where purchased for a full refund. Toysmith can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.356.0474 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.toysmith.com.