Target is recalling around 3,400 frog masks that were sold between August and September 2011 for about $1. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target said on Friday that the frog mask lacks proper ventilation. The mask has holes for the eyes, but not for the child’s nose and mouth which leads to a potential suffocation hazard.
“The plush frog masks lack proper ventilation. When secured in place across a child’s face, it presents a suffocation hazard to the child,” the CPSC said in a statement.
If you purchased the Frog Mask for your child for Halloween, the CPSC advises you to stop using it immediately and return it to any Target store to get a Full refund. The UPC code that is printed on the frog mask label: 06626491474.
These frog masks where made in China exclusively for Target. The masks are green with yellow and red highlights with two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener that secures the mask onto the child’s head.
Parents with questions about any recalls from Target can contact Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com.
No injuries or incidents have been reported from the recall of Frog Masks sold at Target.
Parents who are still searching for their children’s Halloween costumes this year want to remember a few things before buying the costume. First, be sure to buy a Flame retardant costume. Next, purchase a costume that is bright so motorists can see your child when crossing a street, or send them with a flashlight. If you don’t want to have your child carry a flashlight you could put a little reflective tape on their costume and trick or treat bag.
When a Halloween costume requires a hat or wig, secure them tightly so it doesn’t fall over their eyes and obstruct their visibility. When a sword, knife, or anything similar is required, it should be flexible for the safety of your child.
Lastly, if your child does trick or treating along, have some kind of identification with them, in case of any type of emergency.
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