Symbols in item-select


I have a select inside a div formatted as below:

 <div class="item item-input item-select">  
      <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;:
         <select >
          <option value="1">A</option>
          <option value="2">B (text1) </option>
          <option value="3">C (text3)</option>

It looks as expected on safari, chrome and iOS device but in firefox when you select either the second or third options, it shows up as “(B (Text” and “(C (Text”. Any way to fix this?

Thanks for your time.