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Munchkin Recalls Waterpede Bath Toys Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: May 10, 2018

Recall Number: 18-153

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Waterpede™ children’s bath toys

Hazard: The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately take the bath toy away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement bath toy of comparable value.

Consumer Contact: Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at, click on Help at the bottom of the page and then Recalls for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 72,000

Description: This recall involves Munchkin’s Waterpede bath toys. The one piece multi-colored Centipede -shaped toy allows water to be scooped from the top, and flows through the chambers of bottom. The bath toy is 100% plastic and is for children six months and up.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Babies R Us, Target, and other stores nationwide and online at from September 2015 through January 2018 for between $5 and $7.

Importer(s): Munchkin Inc., of Van Nuys, Calif.

Manufactured In: China is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.