MZB Recalls Children’s Watches Due to Risk of Skin Irritation

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 6, 2015

  • Generic watches in multiple colors and designs
    Generic watches in multiple colors and designs

Recall Summary

Name of product:  MZB Children’s “Light Up” Watches

Hazard:  The case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes or chemical burns.

Consumer Contact:  MZB toll free at (888) 770-7085 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mzb.com and click on Product Safety Notice tab at the top of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 1.9 million (in addition, 58,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:  This recall involves 303 styles of “Light Up” watches that are identified by style number. A complete list of the serial numbers is listed on the firm’s website http://www.regcen.com. The watches have a flexible plastic wristband sold in multiple colors including pink, pink with white snowflakes, green, blue and navy blue. “MZB” and the style number are printed on the case-back of the watches.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received 11 reports of skin irritations or chemical burns. Six of these consumers have required medical treatment.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled watches away from children and contact MZB for a refund.

Sold at:  Kmart, Kohl’s, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2012 through June 2015 for between $5 and $20.

Importer(s):  MZB, of Long Island City, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

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