Product Recall: Bright Starts Teether Beads

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Development/Milestones: Babies, Toys

Kids II Inc., of Alpharetta, Georgia, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts Teether Beads. The plastic ring upon which the beads are strung can crack or break, allowing the beads to come lose. The beads then pose a choking hazard to infants (who, I would think, would already be used to putting them in their mouths.) There have been 24 reports of the ring breaking and the beads becoming detached. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

These teethers consist of brightly colored plastic beads connected to a flexible plastic ring. The Star Teether Beads (model 8483) features beads shaped as stars, spirals, and ovals. Model 8549, the Bright Starts Teether Beads features oval shaped beads. These teethers were sold at discount department and juvenile specialty stores across the country from June of last year until this month. They cost between $1 and $3. Take these teethers away from your children immediately and get in touch with Kids II for a free replacement. For more 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 visit the firm's Web site.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.