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Children’s Animal Slippers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

 

Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

 

Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers recalled.

Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers recalled.

Product Information

Name of Product: Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers

Units: About 160,000

Distributor/Retailer: Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, NC.

Importer: BCNY International Inc., of Hicksville, NY.

Hazard: The animal’s eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at 800.547.0359 between 8:00am and 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.familydollar.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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