Playtex recalls 3.6 million children's plates and bowls because of choking hazard

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Playtex is recalling 3.6 million plates and bowls for children that may pose a choking hazard for anyone who uses them.

The company says the transparent plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble up from the surface.

The printed designs include cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. “Playtex” is also printed on the bottom of the dishes.

The plates and bowls were sold separately and together as a set.

The company has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer bubbling or peeling. There are also 11 reports of the plastic being found in children’s mouths; four of those incidents included children choking on the plastic piece.

The impacted dishes were sold at Babies “R” Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2009 through August 2017 for about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl and $15 for a Mealtime set.

About 3.6 million units were sold in the U.S. and 1.9 million sold in Canada.

If you have these items, the CPSC said you should stop using the recalled plates and bowls and take them away from young children. Consumers should contact Playtex for a full refund.

You can contact Playtex toll-free at 888-220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online by clicking here.

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