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Meijer recalls infant slipper socks due to choking hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks

Units: About 17,400

Importer/Retailer: Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The balls at the end of the bug's antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer received one report of a ball detaching from the antennae. It was found in a child's crib. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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. They were sold in infant size 0-12 months.

Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled slipper socks away from children and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11220.html

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