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Children's bath toy sold at Aldi may be defective product

Popular discount food store, Aldi, has issued a recall regarding one of its products. There may be parents in Texas who purchased this toy for their child. Every year, thousands of people suffer serious injury and/or illness from use of a defective product.

Aldi says its recent recall is merely a precautionary measure the store is taking to protect customer safety. The toy in question is a flashing bathtub toy that comes in the shapes of rubber ducks and other cartoon-style animals. The food store had stocked its shelves with the toys during the holiday season as many parents buy such products as last minute stocking gifts.

The toy apparently has a small, detachable part, however. Store officials believe this removable part could pose a serious choking hazard to children. The bottom of the toy reportedly has small parts that can rust, thus increasing risk for injury. In a public statement issued by the store, consumers are warned to stop using the toy immediately. Those who have purchased the bathtub toy may receive a full refund by returning it to an Aldi near them.

Aldi also apologized to its customers for any inconvenience the situation may have caused. The store has removed the toy from its shelves while the issue is further investigated. In Texas and all other states, any parent whose child has suffered injury or illness because of a defective product may seek justice on behalf of that child by filing a product liability claim in a civil court.

Source:, "Aldi recalls toys over choke hazard", Diane King, Dec. 22, 2016

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