August 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
said Thursday that Aqua-Leisure Industries would recall about 4 million floating baby pool toys that pose a drowning risk.
The commission said consumers should immediately stop using the floats.
Leg straps in the seat of the float are prone to tearing, which can cause children to fall into or under the water. So far, the commission has received 31 reports of torn seats. No injuries have been reported.
The floats, which were made in China, were sold at Target, Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware and Bed Bath & Beyond from December 2002 to June 2009. They cost between $8 and $15.
Some are shaped like boats, crabs, turtles or cars.
The company is based in Avon, Mass.