Nearly 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled. These floats have been determined to have a deflation risk, presenting a scenario where a child could drown.
The seams on the floats have been observed leaking air, and this was noted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The announcement made 7/1/2015.
This alert is especially urgent with the abundance of outdoor pool and water-related activities to take place over the 4th of July holiday weekend.
There have been 54 formal reports of broken seams, but thankfully no reports of injuries, according to the CPSC.
The specific recalled float in question is a round ring which fastens around a baby’s neck. Printed on top of the float is the manufacturer’s name, “Otteroo.” The products were sold on Otteroo.com, Amazon.com and Zulily.com. Otteroo can be contacted directly at 415-236-5388 or online at www.otteroo.com. These floats should not be used and Otteroo is offering a full refund.
Customers should stop using the floats and contact Otteroo for a refund, the CPSC said.
Otteroo can be reached at 415-236-5388 or online at www.otteroo.com for more information.