Playtex Recalls 5.5 Million Plates and Bowls Due to Choking Hazard

Following hundreds of reports from consumers of the clear plastic layer of printed graphics on plates and bowls for children peeling off, Playtex, in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of these types of plates and bowls. The plates and bowls are made of polypropylene and have colored rims on the top and a non-slip bottom. The name “Playtex” is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls which are the subject of the recall come in a variety of colors, and the designs include, but may not be limited to, cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, and superheroes, that would have been purchased between October of 2009, through October of 2017.

Playtex and the CPSC urges parents and child caregivers to immediately stop using the plates and to take them away from children. Although no serious injuries have been reported, the peeling and bubbling plastic on the plates poses potential and serious choking risk for children or anyone eating off and/or using these types of plates. The CPSC reports that Playtex has received multiple reports of plastic pieces being found in the mouths of children with four reports of children actually choking on the plastic. Consumers are urged to contact the CPSC or Playtex for more information. A link to the recall notice on the CPSC website can be found here at

The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of children and families in Reading, Berks County, PA. Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, and throughout Central and Eastern, Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. The lawyers at the firm handle injury claims, including claims for serious injuries and death caused the negligence of others and by unsafe and dangerous products.

From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire.

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