Playtex Announces Recall of 1.25 Million Pacifier Holders
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Playtex Products Inc., have announced a voluntary recall of the Playtex pacifier holder clips. About 1.25 million units in the U.S. and 150,000 units in Canada are being recalled.
What’s the Deal?
Playtex has determined that their pacifier holder clips pose a chocking hazard to infants and small children. The holder clip, which attaches a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers, can crack and a small piece can be broken off. Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking, but no injuries have been reported.
Do You Own It?
The recall involves all Playtex pacifier holder clips. The holder clip is plastic with a figure and a “Playtex” copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a ribbon and a clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.
The holder clips were sold at Walmart, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, other major retailers, juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, among others, from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3.
What Should You Do?
If you own one of the affected clips, remove from reach of infants immediately and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.
Consumers can call Playtex toll-free at (888) 220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or find them online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.
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