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Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 14, 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties

Units: More than 10,000 wrist rattles and 11,000 pairs of baby booties in the United States and 600 wrist rattles and 700 pairs of baby booties in Canada

Importer: Midwest-CBK Inc., of Union City, Tenn.

Hazard: The pom-poms attached to the wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a pom-pom detaching from the wrist rattle. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Monkeez & Friends™ wrist rattles and baby booties. The wrist rattles and the booties are made of knitted yarn and have a monkey head and a pom-pom attached. Both come in multiple color combinations.

Sold by: Gift stores, drug stores, décor outlets and variety stores nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. The wrist rattles sold for about $5 and the booties sold for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to the store where they were purchased or to Midwest-CBK for a full refund. If you are unable to return the product to the store where it was purchased, contact Midwest-CBK to receive a prepaid shipping label.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midwest-CBK toll-free at (800) 394-4225 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

 

Picture of recalled wrist rattles

Monkeez & Friends™ Wrist Rattles

Picture of recalled booties

Monkeez & Friends™ Booties

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov

 


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