First Birthday Party Hats Recalled by Creative Expressions Due to Choking Hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named above, today announced a voluntary recall of the more than 43,000 first birthday party hats by Creative Expressions of Indiana. Foil fringe glued to the bottom edge of the party hats can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The paper party hats involved in this recall measure 6.5-inches high by 4.5-inches wide and are cone shaped. The blue paper hats have “1st” printed on the front and blue foil fringe glued to the bottom. They were sold at party and discount department stores nationwide from February 2005 through May 2007 for about $4.
Consumers should discard the hats immediately and contact Creative Expressions to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact Creative Expressions at 800-428-5017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, or visit www.ceg4party.com