Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2011
Release #11-196
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 394-4225
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties

Units: More than 10,000 wrist rattles and 11,000 pairs of baby booties in the United States and 600 wrist rattles and 700 pairs of baby booties in Canada

Importer: Midwest-CBK Inc., of Union City, Tenn.

Hazard: The pom-poms attached to the wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a pom-pom detaching from the wrist rattle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Monkeez & Friends™ wrist rattles and baby booties. The wrist rattles and the booties are made of knitted yarn and have a monkey head and a pom-pom attached. Both come in multiple color combinations.

Sold by: Gift stores, drug stores, décor outlets and variety stores nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. The wrist rattles sold for about $5 and the booties sold for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to the store where they were purchased or to Midwest-CBK for a full refund. If you are unable to return the product to the store where it was purchased, contact Midwest-CBK to receive a prepaid shipping label.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midwest-CBK toll-free at (800) 394-4225 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1314

Picture of recalled wrist rattles

Monkeez & Friends™ Wrist Rattles

 

Picture of recalled booties

Monkeez & Friends™ Booties