Recall alert: Toys R Us craft kits may pose mold hazard


Toys R Us is recalling its “Totally Me!” Clay Craft Kits because of the risk of mold exposure, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Wednesday.

The federal agency, which posted the recall online, is encouraging customers who have bought the product to get a refund or full store credit. It says about 6,000 of the kits, which were manufactured in China, have been sold.

Mold risk leads to recall for Clay Craft Kits from Toys “R” Us

The model number of the affected kits is AD11244 and is printed on the bottom of the box.

In addition to Toys R Us, Clay Craft Kits are sold at Babies R Us. The kit features clay that children can sculpt into “itty-bitty animals, faux food and more,” the product’s promotional material says. The kits come with a shaping tool for ease of use.

“Mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold,” the recall notice says.

The recall comes after three reports have emerged of mold being found in the clay. So far, there have been no injuries, the CPSC says.

Toys R Us continues to have a not-so-great year. In September, the company filed for bankruptcy with hints that a number of stores would be closing as a result.

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