|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 255-9475
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: Sterling Silver Teething Rings
Units: About 1,000
Manufacturer: Empire Silver Company, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The silver ball that holds the ring in place can separate and release the beads inside. This poses a choking and aspiration hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled sterling silver teething rings were sold in three styles: single ring with ball, single ring with heart and ball, and three rings with ball. The hollow ring has small beads inside that make a rattling sound and a ball soldered between the rings.
Sold at: Independent jewelry, gift, specialty and department stores nationwide during November 2007 for between $50 and $120.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the teething rings from infants and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Empire Silver Company at (800) 255-9475 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.empiresilver.com
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