Communicorp of Columbus, Ga, is recalling about 600,000 6-inch Aflac plush promotional lifeguard ducks.
Components of the recalled promotional ducks contain levels of certain phthalates that exceed the federal phthalate content standard. A component of the promotional fishing duck also contains a level of lead that exceeds the federal lead content standard.
Phthalates and lead are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves plush ducks that were distributed by Aflac to consumers as a promotional item.
The six-inch, plush, Aflac promotional ducks include Accident Duck, Business Duck (only with no model number printed on the sewn-in tag are included in this recall), Fishing Duck, Police Duck, PGA Duck, One Day Pay Duck, Heisman Duck, and Lifeguard Duck.
The plush ducks, sold directly to Aflac employees and licensed agents from February 2009, through March 2021, for between $5 and $8, were distributed as a promotional free giveaway item to customers.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using and dispose of the recalled plush promotional ducks. Communicorp is contacting Aflac employees and licensed agents who purchased these plush promotional ducks directly.
Consumers may contact Communicorp online or by phone at (800) 642-3522 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday for more information.