The First Years® Announces Voluntary Recall of Liquid-Filled Teethers

The First Years, a subsidiary of RC2 Corporation, is voluntarily recalling liquid filled teethers due to possible bacterial contamination. The liquid inside the teethers may contain pseudomonas aeruginosa and pseudomonas putida which can cause serious illness in children if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested.

Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.


This recall is for 6 different styles of liquid-filled teethers for infants (3+ months old) to soothe gums during the feeding stage. The 6 styles affected have the same general construction of a durable vinyl exterior with clear liquid pre-filled inside. Some designs have printed graphics while others have floating internal characters.

The teethers are sold nationwide including major retailers, grocery, drug and specialty stores from July 2005 to January 2006 for $2.99 to $3.99.

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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can visit: or call The First Years Parent Service Center at 1-866-725-4407.