Recall alert: Infant teether sold at Target recalled because of choking hazard

An infant teether sold at Target has been recalled because it poses a choking hazard to babies.

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In a news release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recalled item is Battat’s B. toys Light-Up Firefly Frank Teether Glowy Chews. The teethers are shaped like a firefly and display blue, green and red colors when shaken, according to the release.

Battat received 14 reports of the wings detaching or pieces of the wing breaking off, according to the CPSC. The agency said one child choked on a broken wing piece.

Approximately 61,000 of the teethers were sold in Target stores and online at between July 2019 through February 2021, the CPSC said. Approximately 210 teethers were also sold in Canada.

Battat issued a notice on its website urging consumers to “immediately take the recalled teethers away from young children and return them to any Target store” for a refund even if they don’t have a receipt.

The toy can be returned to any Target store or mailed to Battat, the CPSC said in its release. Consumers can also contact Battat directly by emailing or by calling 844-963-2479 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to receive a full refund by mail.

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