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Kids II Inc. Recalls Teethers Due to Choking Hazard

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Recall Date:
January 17, 2007

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2007
Release #07-081

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 325-7056
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Kids II Inc. Recalls Teethers Due to Choking Hazard

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: Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts Teether Beads

Units: About 375,000

Distributor: Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The flexible plastic ring that holds the teether beads in place can crack or break, and the beads can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Kids II has received 24 reports of the plastic ring cracking or breaking and the beads becoming detached from the ring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Bright Starts Star Teether Beads (model 8483) has textured soft plastic beads in bright colors and various shapes connected to a flexible plastic ring. The beads on this model are shaped as stars, spirals and ovals. The Bright Starts Teether Beads (model 8549) has plastic beads in bright colors that are shaped as an oval and are connected to a flexible plastic ring.

Sold at: Discount department and juvenile specialty stores nationwide from June 2006 through January 2007 for between $1 and $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take this product away from children immediately and contact Kids II for information on receiving a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids II toll-free at (877) 325-7056 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to www.kidsii.com

Picture of Recalled Model 8483 Teether Beads

Model 8483

Picture of Recalled Model 8549 Teether Beads

Model 8549

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