August 15, 2012
Consumers Warned about Recalled Snap Bracelets Due to Laceration Hazard
HARTFORD, August 15 – The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers that more than 89,000 “Animal Snap Bracelets” imported by Toysmith, of Sumner, Washington are being voluntarily recalled by the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers are encouraged to return them to place of purchase for a full refund. The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposing sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard, and the company has received eight reports of injuries including lacerations.
The Animal Snap Bracelets were sold in assorted metallic fabrics with attached animal figures, including: Seahorse, Frog, Snake, Starfish, Crab, Lizard, Dolphin and Fish. Manufacturing date codes between 07/11 and 01/12 are printed on a label sewn inside the bracelet. A round paper tag attached to the product also identifies the item as an Animal Snap Bracelet.
These items were sold at retailers from September 2011 to February 2012 for about $3. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
For additional information, contact Toysmith at (800) 356-0474 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.toysmith.com