Zuru recalls 7.5 million Baby Shark and Mini Baby Shark bath toys

Photo source: CPSC

A child can slip and fall or sit onto the shark's hard plastic top fin, posing an injury hazard

Zuru of El Segundo, Calif., is recalling about 7.5 million full-size and mini Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys.

When using the recalled bath toys -- particularly in a bathtub or wading pool -- a child can slip and fall or sit on the hard plastic top fin of the shark, posing risks of impalement, lacerations and punctures.

The firm is aware of 12 reports of children falling or sitting on the recalled full-size Baby Shark bath toy, resulting in impalement injuries, lacerations and puncture wounds, including to the genital, anorectal and facial areas. Nine of the incidents required stitches or medical attention.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries involving the Mini Baby Shark bath toys.

This recall involves both full-size Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim bath toys and Mini Baby Shark Swimming bath toys.

The full-size Baby Shark bath toys sing and swim when placed in water.

They have a hard plastic top fin with three grooves on one side, measure about 7 inches from nose to tail and were sold individually and in packs of three in yellow, pink and blue.

The full-size bath toys have tracking label information on the bottom, including raised lettering that states model number “#25282” and a date code beginning with the letters “DG” followed by “YYYY/MM/DD” in the date range DG20190501 through DG20220619. Only full-size Baby Shark toys with a hard plastic top fin are included in this recall.

The Mini Baby Shark bath toys swim when placed in water but do not sing. They have a hard plastic top fin, measure about 4 inches from nose to tail and were sold in yellow, pink and blue. They were sold individually, in packs of two or three, and as part of a Baby Shark Music Water Park playset.

The recalled mini-size bath toys have tracking label information on the bottom, including raised lettering that states model numbers “#7163,” "#7175,” “#7166,” or “#25291” and a date code beginning with the letters “DG” followed by “YYYY/MM/DD” in the date range DG2020615 through DG2023525.

The bath toys, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General Corp., Family Dollar Services, HEB Grocery Company, Meijer, Target, TJX Companies, Ross, and Walgreens stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.amazon.com and other websites.

The full-size Baby Shark bath toys were sold from May 2019, through March 2023, for between $13 and $15.

The Mini Baby Shark bath toys were sold individually and in multi-unit packs from July 2020, through June 2023, for between $6 and $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath toys and contact Zuru for a full refund of $14 for each full-size bath toy or $6 for each mini-size bath toy, in the form of a prepaid virtual Mastercard.

Consumers should disable the tail fin (by cutting it on the full-size bath toy or by bending it on the mini-size bath toy), mark the body of the shark bath toy with the word “recalled” and the unique code provided during registration for the recall, then upload a photo of the product, showing it is disabled and marked, at https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark. Upon receipt of the photo, Zuru will issue a refund to purchasers.

Consumers may contact Zuru toll-free at (833) 820-0839 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark for more information.

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