First Years liquid-filled teethers recalled
January 27, 2006
The First Years, a
subsidiary of RC2 Corporation, is recalling four
styles of liquid-filled infant teethers
due to possible bacterial contamination.
The liquid inside the teethers may contain
aeruginosa and Pseudomonas putida which
can cause serious illness in children if
the teether is punctured and the liquid
from the teether is ingested.
Consumers should stop using
the recalled products immediately.
- Disney Days of Hunny
Soft Cool Ring Teether -- Style# Y1447
- Disney Soft Cool Ring
Teether -- Style# Y1470
- The First Years(R) Floating
Friends Teether -- Style# Y1474
- Sesame Beginnings(TM)
Chill & Chew
Teether -- Style# Y1577
recall is for four different styles of
liquid-filled teethers, intended for
infants (3+ months old) to soothe gums
during the feeding stage. The four styles
affected have the same general construction
of a durable vinyl exterior with clear
liquid pre-filled inside.
Some designs have printed graphics while
others have floating internal characters.
No illnesses have been reported to date
in connection with this problem.
The teethers are sold nationwide including
major retailers, grocery, drug and specialty
stores from July 2005 to January 2006 for
$2.99 to $3.99.
Consumers should put the teether in its
current condition into a sealed plastic
storage bag, place in envelope, and return
to: KRG Logistics Inc., 170 Traders Blvd.,
East Mississauga, ONT L4Z 1W7. Consumers
should include their mailing address in
the envelope to receive a replacement teether
and free gift.
For additional information, consumers can
visit: http://www.thefirstyears.com or
call The First Years Parent Service Center