7.5 Million Baby Shark Bath Toys Recalled Due To Injury Risk

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There is a recall on Baby Shark bath toys. Here’s what you need to know!

woman holding up a yellow baby shark bath toy at walmart

Time to ditch those Baby Shark bath toys.

Zuru has issued a nationwide recall on the popular Baby Shark bath toys. There have been 12 different reports involving injuries to children so parents will want to take this recall seriously.

The recall involves the full-size of the popular Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toy and also the mini-size Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toy.

The recall came about due to children slipping and falling on the hard plastic fin. The reports of child injuries so far include lacerations, punctures, and even impalement! So far nine of the children required stitches or medical attention. These injuries are all related to the full-size toy, so it appears Zuru is recalling the mini-size as a preventative measure and we are glad they did.

Here’s how to identify the toys and what you need to know to score a refund!

boy playing in a bathtub with toys

How to identify which Baby Shark bath toys have been recalled.

The recall includes about 6.5 million full-size Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys. These bath toys both swim and sing in the water. They measure about 7 inches and come in blue, yellow, and pink colors. These toys may have been sold to you individually or in packs of 3.

You may have bought the toys at major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, CVS, Dollar General, Target, Family Dollar, Meijer, Ross, TJX stores, or Walgreens. These stores sold the items from May 2019 to March 2023 for between $13 and $15.

How to identify the recalled Baby Shark Toys
Credit: The Consumer Product Safety Commission

You can identify these shark toys by the 3 grooves on the plastic fin (only toys with this fin have been recalled) and also the code is shown on their underside. The code starts with the letters “DG” and ends with “YYY/MM/DD.” The date ranges include DG20190501 through DG20220619. The toys also have lettering that states the model number is “#25282.”

How to identify the Recalled Mini Baby Shark Bath Toy
Credit: The Consumer Product Safety Commission

The recall also includes about 1 million mini-sized Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toys. These 4-inch toys do not sing in the water and they do not have grooves on the fin. The toys came in the colors pink, yellow, and blue.

You may have bought them individually, in packs of 2 or 3, or as part of the Baby Shark Music Water Park playset. They were available at all the same major retailers as the full-size toy and were sold from July 2020 through June 2023 for between $6 and $20.

You can spot the model number on the toys in raised lettering. The impacted models are “#7163,” “#7175,” “#7166,” or “#25291.” You will also see a date code stamped underneath and near the side of the toy.  These date codes start with “DG” and end with “YYYY/MM/DD.” The date ranges include DG2020615 through DG2023525.

If you own any of these toys, stop using them immediately. 

baby shark sing and swim bath toy in packaging on a table

How to get a refund for your Baby Shark bath toy.

Zuru is remedying the situation by providing you with a refund.

You’ll receive a $14 refund for the full-size toys and a $6 refund for the mini toys. These refunds will come in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard.

To get the refund, do the following:

  • Disable the tail fin of the toy. You can do this by cutting it off on the full-size toy or bending it on the mini-size toy.
  • Head to https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark and click “register.” Enter your information to receive a unique recall code.
  • Write the word “recalled” on the body of the toy and also write the unique code provided to you in the previous step.
  • Upload a photo of the product to show it has been marked and disabled. Upload to https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark.

Zuru will issue a refund to you upon receipt of the photo!

Still have questions?

If you have additional questions, you can call Zuru toll-free at 833-820-0839 from 8 am to 7 pm ET Monday through Friday. You can also contact them online at https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark or www.Zurutoys.com.

About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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Comments 4

  1. Izzy

    Thank you for posting this. I have one. I tried registering for the recall and got an error code at submission twice.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Izzy. 💞 You might try switching browsers, or trying back today for submission. Hoping it might work a bit better for you now! 🤞 If still having troubles, be sure to reach out to Zuru at 833-820-0839 (8 am to 7 pm ET Monday through Friday). Hoping this is helpful!

  2. Joe C.

    Thanks for sharing! We have 6 of the mini sharks and will dispose of them. I was able to register two submissions just fine. They only allow 3 sharks per submission.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Joe C. ❤️ Glad you were able to process a recall submission for a few of them.

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