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TOY RECALL: Lacerating Bathtub Subs

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 10:48 am in Toy Recalls.

Recalled toy sub by Munchkin Oh. My. God. And we thought exploding aromatherapy toys were extreme. Munchkin Inc. and the federal Consumer Product Safety people just recalled 34,000 bathtub subs (pictured) because the intake valve for the little water pump that propels the submarine can – well, here, we’ll let them explain: “The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing (a) laceration hazard to children. CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys’ genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.”  Ouch. More details here.

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