Infant Slipper Socks Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 17,400 defective <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks have been recalled for choking hazard the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks were manufactured in China and imported and sold by Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The balls at the end of the bug’s antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, Meijer received one report of a ball detaching from the antennae. The ball was found in a child’s crib. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Falls Creek brand infant slipper socks, including yellow and black Bumble Bee Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907401, and red and black Lady Bug Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907402. The UPC is located on the sock’s hangtag. The defective Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks were sold in infant size 0-12 months.

The recalled Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks were sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011 for about $4.

The CPSC advises consumers to immediately take the recalled slipper socks away from children and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund. Meijer can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.927.8699 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.meijer.com.

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