Now I saw this on an American fansite and refrained from posting until I heard some facts. So first, the rumours doing the round on various forums such as Bricklink, Eurobricks as well as sites like reddit.
Depending on what you read, it is either down to a quality issue: getting multiple torsos with no legs, missing accessories, too many accessories (can’t be a bad thing can it?), or the best one is a possible copyright issue with the Shark Guy who looks very similar to the Left and Right Shark from the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show last year.
What I can confirm is there is no issue in the UK or Europe and on the LAN (LEGO Ambassador Network) this morning, KimT posted this:
“Just to be clear – we have not done a recall in 6 years and if we did, I am quite confident we’d all know.
There may be other issues that would warrant a temporary stop for distribution, but recalls are different: https://wwwsecure.us.lego.com/en-us/service/product-recalls?domainredir=service.lego.com”
So if anything else is posted I will let you know.