Newborn Hospital Mittens Recalled

On February 15th, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Nurse’s Choice Corp. recalled approximately 4,700 sets of newborn keepsake mittens due to a potential choking hazard.

What does this mean for you?

Consumers should immediately stop using these newborn mittens which were distributed by hospitals nationwide for free to newborns from October 2010 to January 2011. The infant mittens are made of white cotton and they have candy cane, teddy bear and “2011” decorations glued on one side (as pictured above). The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported to date.

What should you do if you own a set of these newborn mittens and want more information?

For more information and a free replacement set, contact Nurses Choice for a free replacement set at (800) 747-7076 from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, by e-mail to [email protected] or visit the company’s website.  Further information can also be found at the CPSC website.