On March 10th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Atico International and Walgreen's, announced a voluntary recall of their holiday baby rattle slippers.
What should you know about this recall?
About 57,000 of these slippers were sold nationwide at Walgreen's from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5. The internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers decorative figures can potentially be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children. Atico received one report of a 7-month old baby that was found beginning to turn blue with the slippers’ stuffing in its’ mouth. The baby’s father removed the stuffing. Two additional reports of babies wearing the slippers who pulled on the rattle/stuffing and the stuffing came out were also reported. No injuries reported.
The recalled slippers are decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and penguins, and have decorative rattles inside the slippers that sound like bells when shaken. Item number 999526 is printed on the back of the cardboard header card packaging. “Find Your Joy” is printed on the front of the slippers packaging.
What should you do if you own or have purchased this product?
Consumers should immediately stop using the slippers and return them to any Walgreen location for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website. Additional information can also be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.