Zuru Baby Shark Toy Recall (2023) Over Impalement & Other Injury Risks

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Zuru Toys recalled about 7.5 million Baby Shark toys on June 22, 2023, over possible impalement and other injury risks from their hard plastic top fins. (1)(2)

Which toys are affected, were there any reported injuries, and how would you know if your toys are included in this Zuru recall? What are the replacement or refund options? What bath toys do we recommend?

Find answers below.

Read more about toy-related deaths and injuries here.


Zuru Baby Shark Toy Recall 2023

What Zuru Baby Shark Toys Are Recalled?

Products by Zuru Toys affected by the recall: (1)(2)

  • 6.5 million units of Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark (full-size) – Sing & Swim Bath Toys 
  • 1 million units of Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark (mini-size) – Swimming Bath Toys 


Why Is The Baby Shark Bath Toy Recalled?

According to the recall alert issued by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), children might slip while playing in a bathtub or wading pool, causing them to land or fall on the shark toy’s hard plastic top fin. (2)

This poses impalement, puncture, laceration, or other injury risks. (1)(2)

Zuru Toys received 12 reports of children injured after falling or sitting on the full-sized Baby Shark toys. These kids experienced injuries on their faces, genitals, or anorectal areas. (1)(2)

Nine of these reported injuries required medical attention or stitches. (1)(2)

According to the recall, there haven’t been any reports of injuries or incidents with the mini-size toys. (1)(2)


How Do I Check If My Zuru Baby Shark Toy Is Included In The Recall?

Only the Baby Shark toys with hard plastic top fins are included in this recall. Full-sized toy products with silicone fins aren’t included; the mini-sized toys only have hard plastic fins, no silicone options.

The plastic fins are hard to touch and have three grooves on one side, while the silicone fins are softer, have a visible line that separates them from the plastic toy, and don’t have grooves (see photo below).


These toys were sold at:

  • Amazon (
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dollar General Corp.
  • Family Dollar Services
  • HEB Grocery Company
  • Meijer
  • Ross
  • Target (
  • TJX Companies
  • Walgreens 
  • Walmart (
  • Other shops and websites

Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark (full-size) – Sing & Swim Bath Toys 



The full-sized Baby Shark bath toys have a “sing and swim” label on the box because they’re designed to do these activities when placed in water. (2)

These toys, measuring about 7 inches long (from nose to tail), are available in yellow, pink, and blue. They’re sold individually or in packs of three. (2)

To identify if your toys are included in this recall, check for the tracking label embossed on the bottom of the full-sized bath toys for the following information: (2)

  • Model number “#25282” 
  • Date code that starts with “DG” followed by “YYYY/MM/DD” within the date range codes from DG20190501 through DG20220619


These full-sized bath toys were sold (list of outlets above) from May 2019 through March 2023. (2)


Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark (mini-size) – Swimming Bath Toys 


The Mini Baby Shark bath toys measure 4 inches long and are available in yellow, pink, and blue. They still swim when placed in water, but they don’t sing. (2)

They’re sold in three options: (2)

  • Individually
  • In packs of two or three
  • As part of a Baby Shark Music Water Park playset


They also have tracking label information embossed on the bottom. (2)

Look for the following affected models codes: (2)

  • #7163
  • #7166
  • #7175
  • #25291


The date codes begin with “DG” followed by “YYYY/MM/DD” within the date range codes from DG2020615 through DG2023525. (2)

These mini-sized bath toys were sold (list of outlets above) from July 2020 through June 2023. (2)


What To Do With My Recalled Zuru Baby Shark Toys?

Immediately stop using any of the recalled Baby Shark bath toys. Contact Zuru to receive a full refund (prepaid virtual Mastercard): (2)

  • $14 for the full-size bath toy 
  • $6 for the mini-size bath toy


Consumers are required to do the following: (2)

  • Disable the tail fin (cut it from the full-sized toy or bend it off the mini-sized toy)
  • Register the toy at to receive a unique code 
  • Mark the toy’s body with the word “recalled” plus the code provided from the recall registration
  • Take a photo of the disabled and marked toy, and send it to Zuru (options below)


Contact details for Zuru Toys: (2)

  • Toll-free number: 833-820-0839, available from 8 AM to 7 PM ET, from Monday through Friday 
  • Recall site: 
  • Main shop site: (click on “Recalls” found at the top of the page)


Zuru will issue the refund to affected consumers upon receipt of the photo. (2)


Do I Need A Receipt For The Zuru Baby Shark Toys Recall?

No. The company doesn’t require a receipt to refund your Zuru Baby Shark toys. (2)


Are These Zuru Baby Shark Toys Still Safe To Use?

No. The sharp and hard plastic fins can injure your child. Even if the fins are cut off, the cut sections might still have sharp edges.


Where Are These Zuru Baby Shark Toys Made?

  • China (2)


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