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July 2, 2009

*****CONSUMER ALERT*****CONSUMER ALERT*****

MADIGAN: 4 MILLION BABY FLOATS RECALLED DUE TO DROWNING RISK

31 Reports of Children Falling Into Water When Float Seat Splits

Chicago - As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted consumers to the recall of 4 million Aqua-Leisure inflatable baby floats after consumers reported at least 31 incidents of the float seat tearing, causing infants to fall into the water.

"Parents and families should stop using this baby float immediately," Madigan said. "With the holiday weekend being a popular time to spend at our state's lakes, parks and community pools, we are working with local agencies throughout Illinois to communicate this recall as quickly and as widely as possible."

Aqua-Leisure, the baby float's manufacturer, will give affected consumers a full refund. Consumers should contact Aqua-Leisure at 1-866-807-3998 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET or visit www.aqualeisure.com. Consumers may also contact the Attorney General's recall hotline at 1-888-414-7678 for additional information.

The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors between December 2002 and June 2009 at retail outlets including Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware and Bed, Bath & Beyond. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering "NP" molded on the valve. The following names and model numbers are included in the recall:

Name Model Numbers Description
Baby & Me Combo ET-9105 Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.
Deluxe Baby Boat ET-9110
ET-9110EU
ET-9110KM
ET-9110SU
ET-9110WG
ET-9110WM
ET-9110WMUS
LT-9110L
Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Deluxe Toddler Racer ET-9215
ET-9215DG
ET-9125DOL
ET-9215SU
LT-9215L
Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.
Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby Boat SA-3223
SA-3223/24
SA-3223/24-1B
SA-3223/24-2A
SA-3223/24TG
SA-3223/24WM
SA-3223AU
SA-3223KR
SA-3223LD
Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby Boat SA-3224
SA-3224AU
SA-3224KR
SA-3224LD
SA-3224WM
Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.
Toddler Race Boat SA-3225 Automobile décor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.
Aquarium Baby Float LD-3236
SA-3236
Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium décor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat

Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float

Child's Baby Boat w/ Canopy
SA-3240
LD-3242
LT-3242L
SA-3242
SA-3242/43-1A
SA-3242/43TG
SA-3242AU
SA-3242WM
SA-3242WM
TG-3242
Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach décor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.
Sunshade Wave Rider Float

Child's Wave Rider
LT-3243L
SA-3243
SA-3243DOL
SA-3243WM
SA-3243WM
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.
Sunshade Buggy

Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy)
SA-3244
SA-3244TG
SA-3244WM
WM-3244
Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme décor, w/ or w/o yellow accents.
Kiddie Cabin Cruiser LD-3248
SA-3248
SA-3248DG
SA-3248DOL
Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and décor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
Sing-Along Wave Rider SA-3252
WM-3252
White inflatable float with aquatic décor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and red seat bucket, red handle bars. Plays two songs: "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Row Row Row Your Boat."
Quacker Float TR-7420 Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.
Squirtin' Tootin' Tugboat SA-7431 White and red boat-shaped inflatable

Madigan also urged all Illinois consumers to sign up for automatic e-mail notification of recalls at www.cpcs.gov.

"Consumers should take every opportunity to ensure they are receiving recall information so that they can remove dangerous products from their homes," Madigan said.

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