The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall of 58,000 Toysmith Light-Up Magic Wands due to a potential choking and ingestion hazard. Representatives from Toysmith did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
If your child has this toy, read on for important recall information.
Recalled Product: Light-Up Magic Wand
The recall includes fuchsia Toysmith Light-Up Magic Wands with dates codes between March 2018 (3/18/373) and June 2 (6/19/373). The $5 wands are topped with a star that makes noise and flashes and were sold at Carter’s stores as well as other retailers across the country.
Why the Wands Were Recalled
It’s possible for the battery cover to detach. This could expose button-cell batteries, posing a choking and ingestion hazard. The manufacturer, Toysmith, received one report of a child swallowing the battery. Medical attention was given to remove the swallowed battery.
How to Tell If Your Child’s Wand Was Recalled
Look for the manufacturing date code on the bottom portion of the wand. The recalled codes include 03/18/373 (March 2018) through 06/19/373 (June 2019). Along with these codes, the UPC code for the recalled toys is 0 85761 22003 4 and the Toysmith Item Number is 20042, TS20042. The products were sold from June 2018 through October 2019 for $5.
What Parents Can Do
Do not allow your child to continue using the wand. Bring the product to the retailer where you purchased it for a refund. Consumers can contact Toysmith at 1-800-356-0474, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m, PT or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.