The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to stop using “child safe” whale bathtub stick-on pads sold at Ace Hardware and Menard’s between May 24, 2010, and June 13, 2011.
The commission and importer Prime-Line Products Company Inc. have recalled the packs of whale-shaped, white, vinyl, bathtub pads with textured surfaces and adhesive backings.
The pads are intended to prevent children from slipping in tubs, but the recall said that some pads do not stick to the bathtub surface and might pose a fall hazard.
It said the company has received no injury reports, although it has had a report of a failed pad.
The pads come in sets of 12 and 15. Each set contains pads that range in size from 2 to 4 inches tall. The model number is S-4630 and SKU number is 049793846303. Both are printed on the back of the packaging.
About 8,000 packs are being recalled.
If you have bought the pads, the recall notice says they should be immediately removed that that you should contact Prime-Line to receive a full refund, 855-839-9555 or www.prime-line-products.com.
If you or your child has been injured while using any of the pads, you are asked to report it at www.saferproducts.gov, 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 800-638-8270 for the hearing impaired.