Children's Animal Slippers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

The animal's eyes in Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers can detach from the slippers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2011
Release #12-044
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Animal Slippers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers

Units: About 160,000

Distributor/Retailer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Importer: BCNY International Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.

Hazard: The animal's eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled children's slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces. The name "Kidgets" and the size appear inside the slippers on the soles. "FD9619108020690611" is printed inside the slippers on the side.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com

Picture of recalled slippers