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Target Recalls Kids' Frog Masks Due to Suffocation Risk

Plush Frog Masks Have No Ventilation for Nose or Mouth

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    Today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Target has issued a voluntary recall for about 3,400 of plush frog masks.

    It's hard to imagine how anyone thought it was a good idea to start selling these in the first place. The masks have eye holes -- but the nose and mouth areas of the wearer would be completely covered.

    In practice, it would be like strapping a pillow to a child's face. Fortunately, no kids have died or been hurt.

    The masks were sold at Target stores nationwide from August to September 2011 for about a dollar. (Discount bins at the front, we're looking at you.)

    Consumers should immediately take these masks away from young children and return the items to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at 800-440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.