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Infantino Recalls Infant Teethers Due to Choking Hazard

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INfantino LLC, in conjunction with the CPSC< is recalling about 28,000 Infantino Lion Teethers because the plastic nose can detach, which poses a choking hazard to infants and young children.

This recall involves Infantino® lion teethers. The yellow and orange plastic teethers have date codes 6116, 6129, 6158, 6137, 0606, 0806, 0906, and 1006. The date codes are 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.

So far the company has received eight reports of the plastic nose detaching from the teether, and one report of an infant gagging from biting off the nose. The recalled product was available at Babies “R” Us, Pottery Barn Kids and other specialty stores across the nation from June 2006 to December 2007. The teethers were manufactured in China.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.