Recall: Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts Teether Beads
On 2007-01-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts Teether Beads due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2006 for about $1.00 to $3.00.
About 400,000 units are involved in this Kids II teether recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Teething Items category in 2007.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Discount department and juvenile specialty stores nationwide from June 2006 through January 2007 for between $1 and $3.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should take this product away from children immediately and contact Kids II for information on receiving a free replacement.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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