Aqua Leisure recalls more than 4 million baby floats

Consumer Reports News: July 02, 2009 09:50 PM

Everyone out of the pool. Aqua Leisure today recalled four million baby floats because the leg holes in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning. There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.

Fifteen different models have been recalled, including the Aquarium baby float at right. Check the recall notice for photos of all the recalled floats.

Made in China, the floats were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Target, Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware and Bed, Bath & Beyond from December 2002 through June 2009 for between $8 and $15. About 345,000 of the floats were also sold in Canada at those retailers as well as Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Zellers, Samko, Canadian ABC and Loblaws.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising consumers to stop using the recalled baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for a full refund at (866) 807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via the firm's Web site at www.aqualeisure.com.


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