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Inflatable Baby Floats by Aqua-Leisure Industries

Starting date:
July 1, 2009
Posting date:
July 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Sports/Fitness, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001661

Affected products

Inflatable Baby Floats by Aqua-Leisure Industries

Product description

This recall involves inflatable baby floats that were sold in a variety of styles, model numbers, and colours.

A date between "08/02" and "07/08" is moulded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering "NP" moulded on the valve. Also not included in the recall are products with a hard plastic seat or no leg holes at all.

The recalled names and model numbers can be found on the product packaging. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall:

Names and model numbers included in this recall
Name Model Number Description
Baby & Me Combo ET-9105 Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.
Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110
ET-9110WM
Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Deluxe Toddler Racer ET-9215 Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.
Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat SA-3223
SA-3223/24
SA-3223/24WM
Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat SA-3224
SA-3223/24WM
Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Toddler Race Boat SA-3225 Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.
Aquarium Baby Float SA-3236 Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat

Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float

Child's Baby Boat with Canopy
SA-3242
SA-3242WM
Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach décor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.
Sunshade Wave Rider Float

Child's Wave Rider
SA-3243
SA-3243WM
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.
Sunshade Buggy

Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy)
SA-3244
SA-3244WM
WM-3244
Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, with or without green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, with or without yellow accents.
Kiddie Cabin Cruiser SA-3248 Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and décor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Sing-Along Wave Rider SA-3252
WM-3252
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and red seat bucket, red handle bars. Plays two songs: "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Row Row Row Your Boat."
Squirtin' Tootin' Tugboat SA-7431 White and red boat-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket. Has squirt gun and squeezable noisemaker.

Hazard identified

The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

Neither Aqua-Leisure Industries nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians as related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 281,400 of the recalled products were sold at various retailers in Canada. Major retailers include Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Zellers, Samko, Toys 'R' Us, and Loblaws.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between 2003 and 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Aqua-Leisure Industries
Avon
Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inflatable baby floats and contact Aqua-Leisure for instructions to receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers may visit the firm's website or contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at 1-866-807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.