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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 3, 2017

Playtex recalls 3.6M children’s plates and bowls for choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Playtex Products, LLC, of Shelton, Connecticut, has recalled around 3.6 million children’s Playtex plates and bowls because the clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls, posing a choking hazard to young children. An additional 1.9 million dishes were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-001, October 3, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling. The firm hasreceived 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children’s mouths, including four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.

Product description. This recall involves Playtex plates and bowls for children. The plates have various printed designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls also have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. "Playtex" is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls were sold separately and together as sets. A Mealtime set is comprised of a plate, a bowl, two utensils, and a cup.

These plates and bowls, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Babies"R"Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com from October 2009 through August 2017 for about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl and $15 for a Mealtime set.

Remedy. Consumers shouldstop using the recalled plates and bowls immediately, take them away from young children, and contact Playtex for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Playtex toll-free at 888-220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on "Recall."

Companies: Playtex Products, LLC

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