Tomy Recalls Munching Max Chipmunk Toys

recall_logo.jpegU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall w/Health Canada

Recall Date: July 13, 2017
Recall Number: 17-188

TOMY Recalls Munching Max Chipmunk Toys Due to Laceration Hazard

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/TOMY-Recalls-Munching-Max-Chipmunk-Toys

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys

Hazard: Parts inside the toy can break creating a sharp point that can penetrate the surface of the toy, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact TOMY International to receive a free replacement toy and a TOMY online store coupon. 

Consumer Contact: TOMY International toll-free at 866-725- 4407 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday or online at http://recall.tomy.com. Consumers can also visit www.tomy.com and click on Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About9,300 (In addition, 4,700 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys with item number L27578. “Tomy,” “Lamaze” and the item number are printed on a sewn-in fabric label near the tail of the toy. The stuffed toy is multi-colored with a white clip on the head of the chipmunk. When the clip is pulled, the chipmunk toy vibrates and simulates eating the cloth nut attached to its arm.

Incidents/Injuries: TOMY International has received one report of a minor laceration injury to a child’s hand.

Sold at: Babies R Us, Toy R Us and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2016 through July 2017 for about $16.

Importer: TOMY International Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Manufactured in: China 

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/63764r-eng.php

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