Teething Rings Recalled by Calisson Due to Ingestion Hazard

If the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether’s untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
Release #11-093
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 318-9803

 

 

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: Cool-it Soother by Vulli

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Calisson Inc., of Dana Point, Calif.

Hazard: If the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether’s untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Cool-it Soother teething ring is clear and is attached to a green plastic handle in the shape of the character “Gnon.”

Sold at: Small children’s specialty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2008 through November 2010 for about $10.

Manufactured in: France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teething ring away from children and return it to Calisson for a free replacement teething ring.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Calisson toll-free at (888) 318-9803 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.sophiegiraffeusa.com (pdf)

Picture of recalled teething ring