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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

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.