Product Recall: Infantino lion teethers

Filed under: Development/Milestones: Babies, Shopping and recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of Infantino Lion Infant Teethers, manufactured in China for Infantino LLC, of San Diego, California. The plastic nose on the lion can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. Infantino has received eight reports of this happening, including one where a child gagged on the bitten-off nose.

The recall involves about 28,000 of these teethers, which were sold at Babies "R" Us, Pottery Barn Kids and other specialty stores nationwide from June 2006 through December 2007 for about $5 each.

The teethers are yellow and orange plastic and have date codes 6116, 6129, 6158, 6137, 0606, 0806, 0906, and 1006 located on the back of the lion's head above the Infantino logo. Lion teethers with other date codes are not included in this recall.

If you have one of these teethers, you should immediately take it away from your child and contact Infantino for a replacement teether or a product of equal value. You can reach them at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by visiting their Web site.

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