Hallmark Recalls Teethers Due to Potential Safety Risk

Hallmark Marketing Company of Kansas City, Mo. recalled nearly 18,000 teether rings with decorative fabric and plush due to potential safety risk.

The finished wooden ring can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the wooden teether rings breaking, including one report of a child-placing broken wooden parts in his/her mouth and one report of a pinched lip.

This recall involves 11 different styles of round teethers made of softwood and with a variety of attachments including plush rattles in the shape of animal heads, plush animal heads, or with attached decorative fabric.

The wooden teether ring measures about three inches in diameter and the plush animal heads are about three inches in height and width, and weigh less than one pound.

The products were sold with a gray woven brand label with the Hallmark brand crown and a hangtag, in various colors, describing the product as “Plush and Wood Teether and Rattle” or “Wood and Detachable Cloth Teether for Little Droolers.”

The teethers were manufactured in China and were sold at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, boutique gift shops, and online.

The company urges consumers to immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and to contact Hallmark to receive a $25 gift card towards any product at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores or online.

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