Toysmith Recalls Animal Snap Bracelets Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Animal Snap Bracelet

Units: About 89,500 units

Importer: Toysmith of Sumner, Wash.

Hazard: The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of injuries including lacerations.

Description: This recall includes Animal Snap Bracelets in assorted metallic fabrics with 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 sewn-in label found on the inside of the bracelet. The label includes the Toysmith name and address. A round paper tag is attached to the product with the product name, Toysmith information, the words “Item # 2360 Animal Snap Bracelet,” SKU number and bar code.

Sold at: Cost Plus World Market, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and other retailers from September 2011 to February 2012 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: 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

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