Target Recalls Kid’s Frog Face Mask due to Suffocation Hazard

On October 21st, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corp., announced a voluntary recall of their children’s plush frog face masks due to a potential suffocation hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

This recall involves child-sized frog-themed animal masks which lack proper ventilation and, when secured in place across a child’s face, can present a suffocation hazard to the child. About 3,400 of these frog face masks were sold nationwide in Target stores from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1and they were manufactured in China. The plush mask is green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child’s head. UPC code 06626491474 is printed on a label attached to the mask. As of October 21st, 2011, no incidents or injuries have yet been reported.

What should you do if you own one of these products?

Consumers should immediately stop using the masks and take them away from young children and return the product to any Target store for a full refund. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website here. Additional genereal information about this recall can also be found here at the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) website.