Reed and Barton Recalls Gingham Bunny Forks and Spoons for Babies Due to Choking and Ingestion Hazards
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Gingham Bunny forks and spoons for babies
Hazard: The pink coloring on the bunny's ears can come off, posing choking and ingestion hazards to babies.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumer Contact: Reed and Barton Corp., at (800) 343-1383 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.reedandbarton.com and click on Recall Information in the gray box at the bottom of the page.
Units: About 4,000
Description: This recall involves infant flatware from the Gingham Bunny Flatware Collection, sold three ways; as just the infant feeding spoon, in a fork and spoon set, and in a three-piece set including the infant feeding spoon with a bowl and bib. The flatware is silver-colored, nickel-plated and has a bunny with pink coloring on its ears at the end of the handle.
Incidents/Injuries: Reed and Barton has received one report of the pink coloring on the bunny's ears coming off the flatware. No injuries were reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled flatware away from infants and contact Reed and Barton for a full refund or free replacement flatware.
Sold at: Reed and Barton factory stores and various gift shops nationwide and online at www.reedandbarton.com from September 2012 through January 2013 for between $15 and $40.
Importer: Reed and Barton Corp., of Taunton, Mass.
Manufacturer: Winkuan Metals Technology Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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