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Munchkin recalls Waterpede bath toys due to choking hazard

The product can break apart and expose small internal pieces, posing danger to young children

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Munchkin Inc. is recalling appoximately 72,000 units of its Waterpede bath toy because the product can break apart and expose small pieces that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Thus far, there has been one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads; however, there have been no injuries reported at this time.

The products were sold at Babies R Us, Target, and other retailers across the U.S. from September 2015 to January 2018 for between $5 and $7. Consumers are being urged to immediately take the bath toy away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement bath toy of comparable value. 

Consumers can contact Munchkin for their free replacement by visiting its website and clicking "Help" at the bottom of the screen, followed by clicking on "Recalls." The company can be contacted by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday, at 877-242-3134.

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