Nurses Choice Recalls Holiday Keepsake Newborn Mittens Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 15, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Newborn Keepsake Mittens

Units: About 4,700

Manufacturer: Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, N.C.

Hazard: Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The infant mittens are made of white cotton. They have candy cane, teddy bear and “2011” decorations glued on one side.

Sold at: The recalled products were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mittens and contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Nurses Choice at (800) 747-7076 from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, by e-mail to [email protected] or visit the company’s website at www.nurses-choice.com

Picture of recalled mittens

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 www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov