Playtex Recalls 5.5 Million Sets of Plastic Bowls and Plates
Tonight's make-believe dinner is officially cancelled.
Playtex is recalling 5.5 million sets of children’s plates and bowls due to a potential choking hazard. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toy tableware is covered by a clear layer of plastic that can peel or bubble and end up in a child’s mouth. To date, 11 children have consumed the plastic and four have choked; thankfully, none have been seriously injured. There have been 372 general reports of peeling plastic in general.
The plates and bowls are made of white polypropylene, feature a colored rim, and are emblazoned with graphics of cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, and superheroes. They were sold at Babies ‘R’ Us, Target, and Walmart, among other retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com, in the United States (3.6 million units) and Canada (1.9 million units) from October 2009 through August 2017. They were sold separately and in six different sets including the DC Super Friends Mealtime Set.
In addition to immediately stopping their kids from serving tonight’s make-believe dinner, parents can contact Playtex here or call (888) 220-2075 for a full refund. To read a full list of all the baby and children’s products recalled last month, click here.