WASHINGTON — Atico International USA issued a voluntary recall of 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers amid a choking hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC reported that the soft shoes with built-in rattles were imported from China by Atico International USA of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and sold nationwide at Walgreens stores from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.
Atico received one report of a 7-month-old baby that was found beginning to turn blue with the slippers’ stuffing in the child's mouth. The baby’s father removed the stuffing. Two additional reports of babies wearing the slippers who pulled on the rattle/stuffing and the stuffing came out also were reported. No injuries were reported.
Consumers should stop using the slippers immediately and should return them to any Walgreens location for a full refund.