Disney Recalls Watches After Reports of Skin Irritation

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts just issued a product recall of 1,200 Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell, and Lighting McQueen Brand Children’s Light-Up Watches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Disney Children’s Light-Up Watches and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The Defective Product was manufactured in China; imported by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, of Lake Buena Vista, Florida; and manufactured by Time Industrial Manufactory Limited, of Hong Kong.

The watch battery current interacting with nickel in the watch’s stainless steel back can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. To date, the firm has received six reports of children receiving skin irritation or burning sensations while wearing the watch.

This recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell, and Lightning McQueen Brand Children’s Light-Up Watches. The Buzz Lightyear watch has a blue band with a blue outline on the face of the watch. The Tinker Bell watch has a purple band and purple crystals on the face of the watch. The Lightning McQueen watch has a red band and a red outline on the face of the watch.

Each model watch is sold separately and is intended for children ages three years and older. All of the recalled watches have a light up function that enables a child to press a button to illuminate colorful lights on the dial of the watch. A tracking code is engraved on the back of the watch and is printed on the back of the packaging. The tracking code is: K130-6377-7-10187.

The recalled Disney Children’s Light-Up Watches were sold at DisneyLand ® Resort stores in California; Walt Disney World® Resort stores in Florida; The Treasure Ketch and Cast Member shops on the Disney Cruise Ship; and Disney’s Earport Shop and The Magic of Disney Shop located at the Orlando International Airport, Florida, from November 2010 through January 2011 for about $30.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled watch away from children and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for instructions on returning the watch for a $40 refund. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.560.6477 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.waltdisneyworld.com.

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