About 34,000 Bathtub Subs have been voluntarily recalled by Munchkin Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine bath toy can suck up loose skin, posing a laceration hazard to children.
The CPSC and Munchkin are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area, one of which required medical attention.
The smiling, yellow bath toys have turquoise windows, an orange propeller, and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the toy through the tub.
The recalled toys were sold nationwide at mass merchandise retail stores and children's stores from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.
Consumers should immediately take away the toy submarine and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com/.