Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and TOMY toys have recalled the Lamaze Brand Munching Max toy due to a potential laceration hazard.
The affected toy is a brightly coloured chipmunk with multiple textures, crinkles, and satin ribbons. It has the model number L27578 and UPC 796714275789, and is attached to an on-the-go clip, which when pulled causes the toy to vibrate and feeds on an acorn.
The recall was issued because the toy may break and create a sharp point from an internal plastic component, thus posing a risk of cut or laceration. As of June 21, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada, and one report of a cut finger on a child in the United States.
Approximately 4,690 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 9,300 were sold in the United States, between June 2016 to July 2017.
What should you do?
If you have the recalled toy, you should immediately take it away from your children and contact TOMY for a replacement toy from a list of comparable toys, plus an online TOMY store coupon.
For more information, consumers may contact TOMY by telephone at 1-866-725-4407 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Friday, or visit the company's website.