About Bathtub Subs

Recall Date: 10/18/2010

This recall involves battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time.

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Munchkin at (800) 344-2229 anytime or visit the company’s website at http://www.munchkin.com/


  • Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children’s stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.

Made In

  • China


  • Munchkin Inc, of North Hills, Calif.

Category ID: 68405

Number of Units Sold: About 34,000 units


  • The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.


  • CPSC and the company are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys’ genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

Resolution Options

  • Replace

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2011/Bathtub-Toys-Recalled-by-Munchkin-Due-to-Risk-of-Injury