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Toxic Aflac Ducks Recalled

The insurance company distributed about 635,500 lead-buttoned quackers to consumers as a promotional item.

The lab coats on Aflac's 6' promotional ducks contain lead.
The lab coats on Aflac's 6" promotional ducks contain lead.

Communicorp on Wednesday issued a recall of plush Aflac Doctor Ducks for federal lead violations.  

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the buttons on the six-inch promotional duck's lab coat contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content standard.  

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.  

Aflac, a supplemental insurance company, distributed about 635,500 toxic ducks to consumers as a promotional item. 

No injuries have been reported, but the plush Doctor Ducks should be disposed of or destroyed immediately.  

Communicorp, a Columbus, Ga.-based importer, is in the process of contacting Aflac employees and licensed agents who purchased the Doctor Duck directly. 

The ducks, which were manufactured in China, were sold directly to Aflac employees and licensed agents from January 2005 through July 2020.

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