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Infant Slipper Socks Recalled by Meijer

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., announced a voluntary recall of about 17,400 Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks.

Hazard: The balls at the end of the bug's antennae can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer received one report of a ball detaching from the antennae. It was found in a child's crib. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Falls Creek brand infant slipper socks, including yellow and black Bumble Bee Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907401, and red and black Lady Bug Slipper Socks, UPC 80640907402. The UPC is located on the sock's hangtag. They were sold in infant size 0-12 months.

Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from June 2009 through March 2011 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled slipper socks away from children and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com.

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