Recall Posted: October 3, 2017

Name of Product: Children’s Playtex plates and bowls

Hazard: Playtex recalls 5.5 million sets of children’s plates and bowls due to a potential choking hazard. The toy tableware is covered by a clear layer of plastic that can peel or bubble and end up in a child’s mouth.

Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bowl and plate sets and take them away from children. Contact Playtex for a full refund.

Who to Contact:  Call Playtex toll-free at 888-220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall” for more information.  

Details: Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling. The firm has received 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children’s mouths, including four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.  

The plates and bowls are made of white polypropylene, feature a colored rim, and are emblazoned with graphics of cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, and superheroes. They were sold at Babies ‘R’ Us, Target, and Walmart, among other retailers, as well as online at, in the United States (3.6 million units) and Canada (1.9 million units) from October 2009 through August 2017. They were sold separately and in six different sets including the DC Super Friends Mealtime Set.