Hallmark Marketing Company of Kansas City, Mo., is recalling nearly18,000 teether rings with decorative fabric and plush attachments sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The finished wooden ring can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard.
The firm has received four reports of the wooden teether rings breaking, including one report of a child placing broken wooden parts in his/her mouth and one report of a pinched lip.
This recall involves 11 different styles of round teethers made of softwood and with a variety of attachments including plush rattles in the shape of animal heads, plush animal heads, or with attached decorative fabric.
The wooden teether ring measures about three inches in diameter and the plush animal heads are about three inches in height and width, and weigh less than one pound.
The products were sold with a gray woven brand label with the Hallmark brand crown and a hangtag, in various colors, describing the product as “Plush and Wood Teether and Rattle” or “Wood and Detachable Cloth Teether for Little Droolers.”
They were manufactured between 2015 and 2020 with a sewn-in white label with date codes: JUL15, 1117, 0618, 0719, or 1020.
A list of the recalled item names and SKU codes may be found here.
The teethers, manufactured in China, were sold at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, boutique gift shops and online at www.hallmark.com from June 2015, through June 2021, for between $10 and $25.
What to do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and contact Hallmark to receive a $25 gift card towards any product at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores or online at www.hallmark.com.
Consumers may contact Hallmark at (800) 425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or online at www.hallmark.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.