August 13, 1998
Release # 98-148
|CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of
Inflatable Kiddie Boats
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corporation of Troy, Mich., is
conducting a recall of approximately 90,000 "Splash Club" Deluxe Inflatable
Kiddie Boats. The seat of these pool toys can tear, causing small children to unexpectedly
fall into the water and possibly drown.
Kmart has received four reports of the boat's seats tearing and causing children to fall
into the water. No injuries have been reported.
The Deluxe Inflatable Kiddie Boats are vinyl and consist of an orange inflatable circular
tube with blue handles and a seat in the middle. The boats also have an inflatable, clear
plastic barbell with various colored balls inside attached to the front of the boat.
Writing on the boat includes, "KIDDIE BOAT . . INTRODUCES YOUR CHILD TO WATER . . .
SPLASH CLUB," and has a picture of a dolphin jumping through a hoop. The boxes in
which the boats were packaged are labeled with UPC Code 016438897204 or 016438100205 and
Kmart Code 372954-115.
Kmart stores nationwide sold the kiddie boats from September 1996 through July 1998 for
Consumers should immediately stop using the these kiddie boats, and return them to their
nearest Kmart store for a refund. For further information about this recall, contact Kmart
at (800) 63KMART anytime.
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15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
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