Target is recalling about 3,400 plush frog masks for children because the masks lack proper ventilation and pose a suffocation hazard when secured in place across a child’s face, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). No injuries have been reported; the recall was initiated by Target as a precaution.
The mask recall involves child-sized, frog-themed animal masks that are green with yellow and red highlights. There are two eye cutouts and a green elastic band with a fastener used to secure the mask at the back of the child’s head. There is no opening for the mouth or nose. The frog masks have the UPC code 06626491474 printed on the label attached to the mask. They were sold at Target stores nationwide from August 2011 through September 2011 for about $1.
Consumers who have the masks should immediately take them from young children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. For more information about the recall, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Target online at www.Target.com.
The CSPC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Contact CSPC at www.saferproducts.gov with any concerns. Or call the commission’s consumer hotline at (800) 638-2772.