Children’s Animal Slippers Recalled for Choking Hazard

A large recall of about 160,000 Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers has been initiated, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers were manufactured in China; distributed and sold by Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, North Carolina; imported by BCNY International Inc., of Hicksville, New York; and sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores, nationwide, from September 2011 through October 2011 for about $5.

The animal’s eyes can detach from the Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers, which poses a choking hazard to young children. To date, Family Dollar has received one report of the eyes detaching from the slippers. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled children’s slippers have brown or tan dog faces, yellow duck faces, or tan lion faces. The name “Kidgets” and the slipper size appear inside the slippers on the soles. The letter and number sequence “FD9619108020690611″ is printed inside the slippers on the side.

The firm is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled Kidgets® Animal Sock Top Slippers away from children and return them to any Family Dollar store for a full refund. Family Dollar can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.547.0359 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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