CPSC Recalls Children's Product

Bracelets Can Pose Laceration Hazards By Exposing Sharp Edges

Animal Snap BraceletsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Sumner, WA-based Toysmith, has recalled Toysmith's Animal Snap Bracelets. The CPSC said the products, which were made in China and sold at Cost Plus World Markets, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and other retailers from September 2011 to February 2012, can pose laceration hazards by exposing sharp edges. Toysmith, which is not a listed supplier in the ad specialty industry, says the recall consists of about 89,500 units of the product and that it has received eight reports of injuries.

Toysmith is leading consumers and retailers to its website at www.toysmith.com for more information. A page on its website dedicated to safety, says: "Toysmith's commitment to safety is not based on simply reacting to the intense level of recent consumer activity followed by increased government regulation. As we approach our 32nd year in business, we look back on a strong record of supplying safe products to our customers. We are dedicated to safety as an ongoing process and will continue to make improvements wherever possible. All products Toysmith offers for sale are tested for compliance with CPSIA requirements and in accordance with the latest testing standards as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials."

The CPSC is warning consumers to return the products to the stores at which they purchased them for a full refund. The recalled products come in assorted metallic fabrics with various animal figures attached to them. Manufacturing date codes between 07/11 and 01/12 are printed on a sewn-in label found on the inside of the bracelet. The label includes the Toysmith name and address.