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CPSC - Wal-Mart Stores and Infantino Announce Recall of Fun Frog Soft Gyms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Baby Connection Fun Frog Soft Gym

Units: About 26,000

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Manufacturer: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: A cap on the wire supports inside the soft gym’s upright arms can detach, allowing the wire to poke through the fabric. This poses a laceration and puncture hazard to babies.

Incidents/Injuries: Infantino has received four reports of incidents involving the support wire poking through the soft gym’s fabric arms. Of the four incidents reported, two involved babies being scratched by the exposed wire.

Description: The recalled Baby Connection Fun Frog Soft Gym is comprised of a multi-colored, frog-shaped padded fabric mat, from which blue and orange support arms extend. The support arms consist of thin steel wire covered by foam and fabric. They can be arched, allowing for three stuffed infant toys to hang above the product’s mat. A label with the word “Infantino” is attached to each of the stuffed toys as well as the underside of the mat. Products sold under item 150-761, Infantino Activity Soft Gym, which have a stamp on the back of the product showing 150-761 Production Date June 2005, are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2004 through May 2005 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled soft gyms to their nearest Wal-Mart store to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Infantino at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.infantino.com and click on “Product Recalls.”

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