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Classic Characters Recalls Infant Booties Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: February 9, 2016

Recall Number: 16-097

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Infant Elf Booties

Hazard: The pompoms at the tip of the toe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elf booties and return them to a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® for a full refund, or contact Classic Characters for instructions on returning them for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Classic Characters, Inc. toll-free at 866-274-3452 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “safety notice” for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 4,000 pairs

Description: This recall involves Classic Characters’ infant knit Elf Booties sold in sizes 6 through 12 months. The SKU number 507665 and style number 28046 are printed on the price tag. The infant booties are green, with red and white trim, and a yellow pompom on the tip of the toe.

Incidents/Injuries: Classic Characters has received two reports of the pompoms detaching from the shoes. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store nationwide and online at from September 2015 through November 2015 for about $13.

Importer/Distributor: Classic Characters Inc., of Quebec, Canada

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.