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Product name Pool Dive Sticks
Description These are "Swim Ways Delux Dive Buddies" weighted dive sticks. The dive sticks are soft plastic tubes that have character heads and feet. The characters are a yellow seahorse, a green and purple walrus, a red and blue underwater diver, and a blue shark. The dive sticks are about 7.5 inches long and an inch in diameter. When dropped into water, they sink to the bottom of a pool and stand upright so children can swim or dive down to retrieve them. There is no writing on the products except numbers located on the backs that represents the dive stick's point value. The cardboard-backed packaging shows a photo of a fish and coral in an underwater scene. Writing on the packaging includes "Swim Ways," "Deluxe Dive Buddies' and "Made in China." 
Problem Children can fall or land on these dive sticks in shallow water and may suffer impalement injuries. 
Distribution Nationwide at specialty pool stores. 
Company Swimways - 800-889-7946; web site - 
Dates sold December 2002 through May 2003. 
Date posted 09/23/2003 

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