The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that K&M International is recalling more than half a million Wild Republic Slap Watches. The small battery inside the watches can fall out and cause battery ingestion or choking hazards.

Wild Republic Slap Watches come in 42 models in various colors. The face on the watch has an animal design or a historical figure. If you flip the watch over, you’ll see “Made in China” with the initials K&M. The label does note that the slap watch is made for children three and up. About 463,000 watches were sold in the U.S., with about 75,000 more sold in Canada.

If you bought this watch for your child, immediately take it away and contact Wild Republic for a full refund. They were sold at various zoos, museums, aquariums, online at and Amazon for approximately eight dollars between 2018 and 2021. No incidents have been reported so far.

—Sarah Shebek

Images courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission



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