Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015

Atico International USA Recalls Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walgreens

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.

Recall date: March 10, 2011
Recall number: 11-167

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Holiday rattle baby slippers

Hazard:

The internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact:

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 57,000

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.

Sold exclusively at

Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.

Importer(s)

Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Distributor(s)

Walgreen Co., of Deerfield, Ill.

Manufactured in

China