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

Aug 05, 2015, 15:38 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

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.

Remedy: Refund

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

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

Recall Details

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 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.

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

Importer: MZB, of Long Island City, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission