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Recall: Infant slipper socks—choking hazard

Consumer Reports News: May 17, 2011 11:38 AM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Michigan-based Meijer announced the recall of about 17,400 bumblebee and ladybug infant slipper socks due to a choking hazard.

The balls at the end of the bug’s antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries were reported, but Meijer received one report of a ball detaching from the antennae. Consumers should stop using the slippers. It is illegal to resell a recalled product.

The recall includes the following Falls Creek brand infant slipper socks:
(The UPC is on the sock’s hangtag)

  • Yellow and black Bumble Bee Slipper Socks UPC 80640907401
  • Red and black Lady Bug Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907402.

The slippers were made in China and sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011. They were sold in infant size 0 to 12 months, for around $4.

Consumers should take the recalled slipper socks away from children and return them to any Meijer store for a refund. For additional information, contact Meijer at 800-927-8699, or visit

Meijer Recalls Infant Slipper Socks Due to Choking Hazard [CPSC]

Maggie Shader

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