Do any of these light-up children’s watches look familiar to you? If you visited either Disneyland, Walt Disney World, or the Disney Cruise between last November and this week, check your child’s collection of loot they brought home from the trip. Those watches are bad mojo due to risk of a skin irritation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Disney Parks announced a voluntary recall of the watches today. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
About 1200 were sold for the price of $30 each. The hazard involved is a battery current interacting with nickel in the watch’s stainless steel back that can cause skin irritation and/or burning sensations to children who are allergic to nickel. Six incidents were reported and Disney then activated the recall.
This recall involves Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen brand light-up watches. The Buzz Lightyear watch has a blue band with a blue outline on the face of the watch. The Tinker Bell watch has a purple band and purple crystals on the face of the watch. The Lightning McQueen watch has a red band and a red outline on the face of the watch. Each model watch is sold separately and is intended for children ages three years and older. All have a light up function that enables a child to press a button to illuminate colorful lights on the dial of the watch. A tracking code is engraved on the back of the watch, as well as printed on the back of the packaging. The tracking code is: K130-6377-7-10187.
If you find one of these watches in your collection, you should immediately take the recalled watch away from children and contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for instructions on returning the watch for a $40 refund. For additional information, contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts at (877) 560-6477 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.waltdisneyworld.com