|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 334-5321
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: Heart and Car Sterling Silver Teethers
Units: About 200
Importer: Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc., of Burlington, N.C.
Manufacturer: Angel Ortiz and Fracionamiento Lomas De Taxco S/N, of Mexico
Hazard: The hearts and cars on the teethers can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Elegant Baby has received one report of a baby mouthing the heart when it broke off the teether and became lodged in his mouth.
Description: The sterling silver teethers are circle shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside. The teethers measure two inches in diameter.
Sold at: Independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February 2005 through September 2006 for about $50.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from infants and contact the firm for instructions on returning the teethers for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Elegant Baby at (800) 334-5321 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.elegantbaby.com