Atico International USA is recalling baby slippers due to a choking hazard. About 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers – soft shoes with built-in rattles – were imported from China by Atico International USA of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and sold nationwide at Walgreens stores from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5.
The company says it has received three reports of infants pulling on the stuffing in the slippers. In one near-choking incident, a seven-month-old baby was found with the stuffing in his mouth, the company said. The slippers have holiday themes, including reindeer, snowman, penguin and Santa Clause styles. Consumers were advised to stop using the slippers and return them to a Walgreens store for a full refund. Consumers can call 877-546-4835 for information.