Bathtub Pads Recalled

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Pads sold to keep children from falling in the bathtub may have the opposite effect. They're not sticking to the tub and could pose a hazard to children.

Bathtub Non-Slip Pads (made by Prime-Lime Products Inc.) are being recalled because some of the pads are defective.

A company press release, reprinted in the Sacramento Bee, says the voluntary recall was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with company officials.

"Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed," the press release says. "It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product."

No injuries have been reported.

The whale-shaped, white pads are made out of vinyl and textured surfaces with adhesive backings. They're supposed to help prevent children from slipping and falling in bathtubs. The pads come in sets of 12 and 15.

Each set contains pads ranging in size from 2- to 4-inches tall.

The defective pads were sold at Ace Hardware and Menard's Inc. nationwide between May 24, 2010 and June 13, 2011 for about $6.

The model number is S-4630 and SKU number is 049793846303. Both are printed on the back of the packaging.

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