Statement issued Tuesday:
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: Newborn Keepsake Mittens
Units: About 4,700
Manufacturer: Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, N.C.
Hazard: Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The infant mittens are made of white cotton. They have candy cane, teddy bear and “2011” decorations glued on one side.
Sold at: The recalled products were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mittens and contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Nurses Choice at (800) 747-7076 from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, by e-mail to email@example.com or visit the company’s website at www.nurses-choice.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.