RECALL: 5.5 Million Playtex Children’s Plates and Bowls Pose a Choking Hazard

The clear plastic layer over the graphics on the plates and bowls can peel or bubble

RECALL: 5.5 Million Playtex Children’s Plates and Bowls Pose a Choking Hazard
Image: CPSC
October 3, 2017

Playtex has announced the immediate recall of around 5.5 million children's plates and bowls sold in the United States and Canada.

The clear plastic layer over the graphics on the plates and bowls can peel or bubble from the surface, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Recall Details

This recall involves Playtex plates and bowls for children. The plates have various printed designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls also have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom.

Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls were sold separately, as well as together as sets. A 'Mealtime' set is comprised of a plate, a bowl, two utensils, and a cup.

Where were they sold?

The recalled Playtex children's plates and bowls were sold at Babies"R"Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online through Amazon from October 2009 through August 2017 for about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl and $15 for the Mealtime set.

To date, Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling—including 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic being found in children's mouths. There have been four reports of a child choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled plates and bowls and take them away from young children. Consumers should contact Playtex for a full refund.

For additional details on this recall, or further information on obtaining a refund, call Playtex at (888) 220-2075.