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The First Years® Liquid-Filled Teething Rings

Class 1 Recall
Date Recall
January 25, 2006
  • Disney Days of Hunny Soft Cool Ring Teether--Style# Y1447
  • Disney Soft Cool Ring Teether--Style# Y1470
  • Disney Soft Cool Ring Teether--Style# Y1490
  • The First Years® Cool Animal Teether/Fish, Zebra and Dinosaur designs--Style# Y1473
  • The First Years® Floating Friends Teether-- Style# Y1474
  • Sesame Beginnings™ Chill & Chew Teether-- Style# Y3095
Use:These liquid-filled teethers for teething relief can be used cool or cold for infants three months and older. The teethers were sold nationwide at major retail, grocery, drug and specialty stores from July 2005 to January 2006 for $2.99 to $3.99.
Recalling Firm:RC2 Brands Inc., The First Years
100 Technology Drive
Suite 2A
Stoughton, MA 02072
Reason for Recall:The recalled liquid-filled infants’ teething rings are contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas putida, bacteria which can cause serious illness in children if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested.
Public Contact:James J. Pesaturo
Product Integrity Manager
RC2 Brands Inc., The First Years
100 Technology Drive
Suite 2A
Stoughton, MA 02072
FDA District:New England
FDA Comments:
  • Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.
  • Consumers should put the teether in its current condition into a sealed plastic storage bag, place in envelope, and return to: Parent Service Center, RC2/The First Years, 100 Technology Center Drive, Stoughton, Massachusetts, 02072. Consumers should include their mailing address in the envelope to receive a replacement teether and free gift.
  • The company advises stores to remove the product from retail shelves and return to The First Years for replacement.

Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.


For additional information, including pictures of the recalled products, see nearby links. Consumers may call The First Years Parent Service Center at 1-866-725-4407.