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Recall of the Week: Otteroo inflatable baby floats due to drowning risk from deflations

Baby-Float_800The Otteroo Corp. is recalling about 3,000 inflatable baby floats.

The seam on the flotation device can leak air and deflate, posing a risk of drowning, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The firm has received 54 reports of broken seams on the product. No injuries have been reported.

The Otteroo inflatable baby float is an inflatable round ring made of clear and blue plastic. It has two air chambers that fasten around a baby’s neck with a white buckle. The floats have a chin rest, two handles, and two circular openings on the back of the ring to allow the device to expand as the child grows with age.

Three colorful balls move around inside the ring. The name “Otteroo” is imprinted on the top of the float in large, orange letters with an Otter logo.

The baby floats were sold at Otteroo.com, Amazon.com, and Zulily.com from January 2014 through July 2014 for about $35.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inflatable baby floats and contact the firm to receive a free replacement, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call the Otteroo Corp. collect at 415-236-5388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or go to  www.otteroo.com and click on “Safety” at the bottom of the page.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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