Target Recalls Children’s Masks Due to Suffocation Hazard

In a press release, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Target retail stores, announced the voluntary recall of frog masks designed for children because they lack adequate ventilation and pose a significant suffocation hazard to children.

This recall affects roughly 3,400 frog masks designed for children. The recall was initiated after the CPSC noticed that the plush frog mask featured two eyeholes, but no source of ventilation for the child’s nose or mouth. This design presents a significant suffocation hazard to children. The plush green frog masks are green and yellow with red highlights and were available at Target stores nationwide between August and September of this year. They can be identified by their UPC code of 06626491474, which can be found on the label attached to the mask.

Consumers are being urged to immediately remove the mask from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Neither the CPSC nor Target has received any reports of injury in relation to this recall.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no children have been reported injured in relation to this defective children’s product. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to learn more about your rights as a consumer.