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Wild Republic recalls slap watches

The coin cell battery can fall out, posing a choking hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Wild Republic of Twinsburg, Ohio, is recalling about 535,000 Wild Republic slap watches sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The watch's cell battery can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves a variety of Wild Republic Slap Watches with coin cell batteries that are attached to the silicone bracelet. There are 42 models that come in various colors.

The face on the watch comes with animal design or historical figures, such as a wolf, spider, elephant, dolphin, frog, panda, mermaid and/or King Tut.

On the back of the watch, it states “Made in China” and has the initials K & M on it.

As noted on the label, the slap watch is intended for children over the age of three.

The watches were sold at Kole Imports, Roer’s Zoofari, Seaquest Interactive Aquarium, other zoos, museums and aquariums and online at Wild Republic.com, Amazon.com and Peluches Cory.com from March 2018, through April 2021, for about $8.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the slap watches away from children, stop using them and contact Wild Republic for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Wild Republic at (800) 800-9678 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at quality@wildrepublic.com or online at www.wildrepublic.com and click on “Wild Republic Safety Recall” at the top of the page for more information and to complete the online registration form for recall.

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