Recall: Baby Sterling Silver Teethers Recalled by Elegant Baby Due to Choking Hazard

January 31, 2008
Release #08-178

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 334-5321
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Baby Sterling Silver Teethers Recalled by Elegant Baby Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Heart and Car Sterling Silver Teethers

Units: About 200

Importer: Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc., of Burlington, N.C.

Manufacturer: Angel Ortiz and Fracionamiento Lomas De Taxco S/N, of Mexico

Hazard: The hearts and cars on the teethers can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Elegant Baby has received one report of a baby mouthing the heart when it broke off the teether and became lodged in his mouth.

Description: The sterling silver teethers are circle shaped with either a heart or car in the center. The teethers have beads inside. The teethers measure two inches in diameter.

Sold at: Independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February 2005 through September 2006 for about $50.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from infants and contact the firm for instructions on returning the teethers for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Elegant Baby at (800) 334-5321 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Silver Teether

Picture of Recalled Silver Teether