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Recalls Slap Watches Due to Coin Cell Battery Ingestion and Choking Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Wild Republic Slap Watches

Hazard: The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children.

Remedy: Refund

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

Consumer Contact:

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

 

Recall Details

Units: About 463,000 (In addition, about 75,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:

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 age three and older.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Kole Imports, Roers Zoofariz, 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.

Importer: K & M International, Inc. d/b/a Wild Republic, of Twinsburg, Ohio

Manufactured in: China

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process.  Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

 

 

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.  CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

 

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Customer Refund Request Form:

Again, we recognize that this is an inconvenience to you and offer our sincerest apology. As a company that is committed to the safety of our customers, we believe that a voluntary recall is a right thing to do.

Thank you again for your understanding in this matter and for your continued loyalty.

Sincerely,

Wild Republic Quality Team

For Further Details: Please call us at 1-800-800-9678, M-F 8 AM-5 PM EST or email us at quality@wildrepublic.com.

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