On August 14, 2012 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Toysmith announced a voluntary recall of Animal Snap Bracelets due to laceration hazard. The metal snap on the band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposure to sharp edges and possibly posing a laceration hazard.

As of August 14, 2012, the firm Toysmith received 8 reports of injury including lacerations. The recall includes Animal Snap Bracelets in assorted metallic fabrics. This includes the 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. This product has been sold at various retailers including Cracker barrel Old Country Stores between September 2011 – February 2012 for about $3.

Consumers should return the product to the store it was purchased from and receive a full refund. For more 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.

 ~Monica J~