About 1,000 sterling silver teething rings, made by Empire Silver Company in the United States, because the silver ball that holds the ring in place can separate and release the beads inside. This poses a choking and aspiration hazard to infants. No injuries or incidents have been reported. The recalled sterling silver teething rings were sold in three styles: single ring with ball, single ring with heart and ball, and three rings with ball. The hollow ring has small beads inside that make a rattling sound. The product was sold at independent jewelry, gift, specialty and department stores nationwide last month.