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Product name Swim Trainers
Description The recalled "Sandy Claws" Swim Trainer is a red and yellow colored fabric crab with eight stuffed legs and two eyes covering a styrofoam buoyancy float. Black straps are attached to the side seams to fasten around a child. Printed on the underside of the crab float are the words, "Swim Ways" and "CAUTION: This is not a lifesaving device. Do not leave child unattended while in use." 
Problem The nylon body strap on the swim trainer can detach or tear from the flotation device and release a child into water, posing a serious drowning hazard to young children. 
Distribution Nationwide at specialty pool and toys stores, and Internet retailers. 
Company Swimways - 800-889-7946; web site - 
Dates sold January 2003 through July 2003. 
Date posted 09/23/2003 

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