On November 16th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores, announced a voluntary recall of their Kidgets Animal Sock Top Slippers due to a potential choking hazard.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
The animal’s eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled children’s slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces and tan lion faces. The name “Kidgets” and the size appear inside the slippers on the soles. “FD9619108020690611” is printed inside the slippers on the side.
About 160,000 of these slippers were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5 and they were manufactured in China. As of November 16th, 2011 Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers and as of this same date, no injuries have yet been reported.
What should you do if you own this product?
Consumers should immediately take the slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund. Consumers should also be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.