Newborn Keepsake Mittens are being recalled today by Nurses Choice Corp. because they pose a choking hazard. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning that consumers should immediately stop using the defective newborn mittens and contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement.
The newborn mitten recall involves around 4,700 Newborn Keepsake Mittens. According to the recall notice, decorations on the defective products can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard. Nurses Choice has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten, but no reports of injuries.
The infant mittens are made of white cotton. They have candy cane, teddy bear and “2011” decorations glued on one side. The recalled products were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011.
The 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 their site.