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Animal Snap bracelets recalled due to laceration hazard

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Animal Snap Bracelet

Units:  About 89,500 units

Importer: Toysmith of Sumner, Wash.

Hazard: The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of injuries including lacerations.

Description: This recall includes Animal Snap Bracelets in assorted metallic fabrics with animal figures, including: Seahorse, Frog, Snake, Starfish, Crab, Lizard, Dolphin and Fish.  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. A round paper tag is attached to the product with the product name, Toysmith information, the words "Item # 2360 Animal Snap Bracelet," SKU number and bar code. 

Sold at: Cost Plus World Market, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and other retailers from September 2011 toFebruary 2012 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toysmith at (800) 356-0474 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.toysmith.com.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12245.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 356-0474
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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