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Communicorp recalls plush Aflac Doctor Duck

The product violates the federal lead content ban

Photo source: CPSC
Communicorp of Columbus, Ga., is recalling about 635,500 six-inch Plush Aflac promotional Doctor Ducks.

The buttons on the lab coat worn by the Doctor Duck contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves the six-inch plush Aflac promotional Doctor Duck, which is white with a yellow beak and feet. It is dressed in a white lab coat with buttons and a stethoscope.

“Aflac” is printed on the front of the duck’s lab coat.

The ducks, manufactured in China, were sold directly to Aflac employees and licensed agents from January 2005, through July 2020, for between $3 and $5, and distributed as a promotional giveaway item to customers.

What to do

Consumers should immediately dispose of the recalled plush Doctor Duck. Communicorp is contacting Aflac employees and licensed agents who purchased the Doctor Duck directly.

Consumers may contact Communicorp at (800) 642-3522 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), or online at https://communicorp.com and click on :Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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