U.S. regulators recall Kidgets brand of children's slippers sold at Family Dollar because of choking hazard; no injuries have been reported
November 17, 2011
– Federal regulators are recalling a brand of children's slippers sold through Family Dollar Stores Inc. because plastic parts can break off the slippers and become choking hazards.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the "Kidgets" brand slippers being recalled are decorated with the faces of dogs, lions and ducks. Plastic eyes on the slippers can break off and become choking hazards.
The slippers were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores from September through October for about $5. No injuries were reported from the slippers. The recall affects about 160,000 products.
The company had received one report of eyes detaching from the slippers, but no injuries.
The slippers were made in China.
Regulators said the slippers the name "Kidgets" appears inside the slippers on the soles and the code "FD9619108020690611" is printed inside the slippers on the side.
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