More than 427,000 Little Live Pets Lil Frog and Lil Frog Lily Pad toys are now under recall after reports that the toy’s batteries may become a projectile and leak unsafe chemicals.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys operate using four button batteries that power it to jump. The SKU number for the Little Live Pets Lil Frog is 28217, while the SKU number for the Lil Frog Lily Pad is 28218. Both numbers can be found printed along the frog’s lower belly, along with the toy’s manufacture date code, which should range from WS112016 to WS123216. The recalled toy frogs were sold in green, blue and pink.
From August 2016 through February 2017, the recalled toy frogs were sold at AAFES, Target, Toys-R-Us and Walmart locations across the nation, as well as online at Amazon.com. The recalled Lil Frog toy was sold for around $15, while the Lil Frog Lily Pad toy was sold for about $25. Both Lil Frog toys were manufactured in China.
Before the toy frog recall was announced, manufacturer Moose Toys Proprietary and CPSC learned of 17 incidents involving the battery’s caps becoming a projectile and chemicals leaking. Only two of the 17 incidents resulted in injuries that required emergency room visits due to eye irritation from the battery’s chemicals.
Consumers in possession of one or more of the recalled toy frogs should refrain from opening the battery compartment and contact Moose Toys to receive a replacement Little Live Pet product.
For more information on the toy frog recall, contact Moose Toys toll-free at 844-575-0340 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or online at www.moosetoys.com and click on “Product Safety.”