Following reports of children suffering lacerations and puncture wounds an estimated 7.5 million children’s bath toys based on Baby Shark have been recalled. American manufacturer Zuru confirmed it is recalling the full-size and mini versions of its robotic Baby Shark toys which has a hard plastic fin – due to it posing injury risks.
A reported 12 injuries have been caused by children sitting or falling on the full-sized Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has said that the hurt children required stitches or medical attention in nine of the cases.
Zuru is also recalling the Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toys “out of an abundance of caution” despite no injuries being reported.
Customers have been told to stop using the toys immediately and cut off or bend the fin, write “recalled” on it, and receive a full refund by contacting Zuru with a photograph.
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Well known stores such as Walmart and Target sold the toys in question in the US from May 2019 through to March 2023.
The items have also been in stores in the UK, with the country listed as an option on the refund form.
Zuru have been contacted for comment by Sky News.
Newer versions of the toy, which have a silicone fin, are not part of the recall.
The firm wrote in a statement: “We want to assure our customers that we are committed to the highest levels of safety and quality of all our products, and we have implemented measures to prevent future incidents by working to promptly remove these products from retail and replace them with a newly designed product.”
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