Teething Rings Recalled by Calisson Due to Ingestion Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
Release #11-093
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 318-9803
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Teething Rings Recalled by Calisson Due to Ingestion Hazard

WASHINGTON, 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.

Name of Product: Cool-it Soother by Vulli

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Calisson Inc., of Dana Point, Calif.

Hazard: If the teething ring is punctured, bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether’s untreated liquid. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Cool-it Soother teething ring is clear and is attached to a green plastic handle in the shape of the character “Gnon.”

Sold at: Small children’s specialty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2008 through November 2010 for about $10.

Manufactured in: France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teething ring away from children and return it to Calisson for a free replacement teething ring.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Calisson toll-free at (888) 318-9803 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.sophiegiraffeusa.com (pdf)

Picture of recalled teething ring