Zutano Issues Recall of Infant Booties Due to Potential Choking Hazard

The non-slip rubber grips on the bottom of the booties can detach

Zutano Issues Recall of Infant Booties Due to Potential Choking Hazard
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April 26, 2017

Zutano Global is recalling about 38,000 infant fleece gripper Cozie booties due to a choking hazard.

The non-slip rubber grips on the bottom of the booties can detach, posing a risk of choking to the baby.

The affected booties are made of 70 percent cotton and 30 percent polyester and have rubber non-slip grippers in the shape of a Z on the bottoms. They were sold in sizes 12 through 18 months in periwinkle, multi-colors, and 13 solid colors, including chocolate, gray, heather gray, hot pink, pool (aqua), apple (light green), cream, fuchsia, lime, mandarin, navy, and pagoda (turquoise blue).

The booties were sold from May 2016 until March 2017 for between $22 and $24 online at Amazon.com and Zutano.com and in various stores across the country. Affected tracking numbers, which are located under the care label, include the following: FALL161-03/16, FALL166-03/16, FALL166-06/16, FALL167-06/16, FALL168-07/16, FALL169-07/16, FALL1610-08/16, FALL1611-09/16, and FALL1612-07/16.

Zutano has received two reports of detached grips found in babies' mouths. Consumers are urged to stop using the affected booties immediately and to take them away from children. They should contact the company to get a full refund in the form of a merchandise credit.

For more information, consumers can contact Zutano at (866) 314-8688.