Laceration Hazard Prompts TOMY to Recall Munching Max Chipmunk Toys

Parts can break and create a sharp point that may poke through the toy’s surface

Laceration Hazard Prompts TOMY to Recall Munching Max Chipmunk Toys
Image: CPSC
July 14, 2017

TOMY International is recalling 9,300 Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk toys—in addition to 4,700 sold in Canada—as a result of a laceration hazard.

Parts inside the stuffed toy can break and create a sharp point that may poke through the surface.

The affected toys have item number L27578, which is displayed on a sewn-in fabric label close toy's tail in addition to the words TOMY and Lamaze. The toys are multi-colored and have a white clip on the head that vibrates when pulled and simulates eating a cloth nut attached to the arm.

They were sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, and other retailers across the country—as well as online at Amazon.com—from May 2016 until July 2017. They cost $16.

To date, the company has gotten one report of a minor laceration to a child's hand. Consumers should take the toys away from children immediately and contact the company for a free replacement toy as well as a TOMY online store coupon.

For more information, consumers can reach TOMY International at (866) 725-4407.