Otteroo Inflatable Baby Floats Recalled Following Complaints of Leaks

Otteroo Inflatable Baby Floats Recalled Following Complaints of Leaks
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July 2, 2015

A line of inflatable baby floats has been recalled following complaints of a defect that poses a drowning risk.

Otteroo has received 54 complaints that seam of the toy broke, allowing it to leak air and deflate. No injuries have been reported.

"As with all inflatable products," founder Tiffany Chiu wrote in a release, "you should inspect them for leaks and/or tears to ensure that all deflation hazards are eliminated. Otteroo floaties or not, we strongly encourage all customers to conduct proper Inflation and air leakagetests and to keep your baby within arms reach."

The Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float is an inflatable round ring made of clear and blue plastic material. It has two air chambers that fasten around a baby's neck with a white buckle. The floats have a chin rest, two handles and two circular openings on the back of the ring to allow the device to expand as the child grows with age. About 3,000 floats are affected by the recall.

The floats were sold online from January 2014 to July 2014 for about $35.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inflatable baby floats and contact the company to receive a free replacement.

For more information contact Otteroo Corp. at (415) 236-5388.