Red Planet Group, in conjunction with Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, have recalled their Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys, sold in pink, blue and green colours. They operate with four button batteries and jump. Here are the affected products:
- Lil Frog Single Pack, SKU 28217, date code: WS113416 to WS122516
- Lil Frog Lily Pad, SKU 28218, date code: WS112016 to WS123216
The recall was issued because of reports that when the button batteries were removed from the toy frogs, the battery’s cap can become a projectile and the battery’s chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards. Although there have been no reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada, there have been 17 reports of in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, including two reports of injuries for eye irritation from the battery chemicals.
Approximately 17,378 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 427,000 were sold in the United States between August 2016 to February 2017.
What should you do?
If you have the recalled toy, you should immediately stop using it, refrain from opening the battery compartment, and contact Red Planet for a free replacement Little Live Pet product.
For more information, contact Pamela Mire from Red Planet by telephone toll-free at 1-877-631-7740 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday EST. You can also visit the manufacturer’s website and click on the Product Safety tab for more information.