Hello Dear Reader,

If you have young kids or grandkids my guess is you’ve had the Baby Shark Song swimming through your car, your living room, and your head more times than you’d care to admit.

This catchy little jingle has launched a brand with merchandise ranging from clothes and accessories to bath toys, home décor, costumes and more.   Good for them!  Frankly, the song is adorable, and I get a special kick out of hearing my granddaughter belting out a round of Baby Shark from her car seat on drives through town.

Unfortunately, not all Baby Shark merchandise is created equally, and the brand recently came under fire for a serious safety concern with one of their toys.  Apparently, the bath time baby shark toy is a little too realistic for its own good. No it won’t take a bite out of you, apparently it’s hard plastic fin is dangerous enough.

According to an article on, 7.5 million of these seemingly innocent toys have been recalled due to serious safety concerns after multiple reports of lacerations and puncture wounds suffered by children who played with them.

That’s right folks, these bath time Baby Shark toys may not bite, but they are dangerous none the less.

The California based toymaker Zuru is recalling both the full-size and mini versions of its robotic baby shark toy.  The dangerous defect presents in the shark’s hard plastic fin which has sliced open far too many little fingers. So far, there have been twelve reported injuries, nine of which required stitches and medical attention.

If you are in possession of one of these recalled toys, the manufacturer is instructing you to stop using it immediately and contact Zuru for a full refund.

To get the refund, they want you to cut off or bend the tail fin, write “recalled” and a registration code on the body of the baby shark and upload a photo on a site dedicated to the recall.    Here’s the link to that site:

It’s important to note that Zuru stopped making the defective product and replaced it in March of this year.  So, if you have the newer version with a bendable silicon fin, you’re fine—don’t destroy your little one’s Baby Shark. That one doesn’t bite.

Lastly, if you or someone you love is ever injured or killed due to a defective product, please reach out to my office.  With over forty years’ experience handling personal injury claims, we are here to help in every way we can.  Call 703-761-4343 or 301-949-1515.

Until next time, please be safe, and NEVER text while driving!

Paul Samakow

Attorney Paul Samakow

See link for the US News Article Below:

7.5 Million Baby Shark Bath Toys Are Recalled After They Cut or Stabbed Children

By Associated Press June 23,2023

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