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Playtex Recalls Children’s Plates and Bowls Due to Choking Hazard

  • Playtex construction plate
  • Playtex construction bowl
  • Playtex princess bowl
  • Playtex plate
  • Playtex Mealtime set construction
Name of Product:
Children’s Playtex plates and bowls
Hazard:

The clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 03, 2017
Units:
About 3.6 million (in addition, about 1.9 million were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Playtex toll-free at 888-220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on “Recall” for more information.  

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Playtex plates and bowls for children. The plates have various printed designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes and more.  The white polypropylene plates and bowls also have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. 

Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls were sold separately and together as sets. A Mealtime set is comprised of a plate, a bowl, two utensils and a cup. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled plates and bowls and take them away from young children. Consumers should contact Playtex for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling. The firm has received 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children’s mouths, including four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.  

Sold At:
Babies“R”Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2009 through October2017 for about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl and $15 for a Mealtime set.
Distributor(s):
Playtex Products, LLC, of Shelton, Conn.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
18-001
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