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Pacifier Holder Clips recalled by Playtex Due to Choking Hazard; sold at Walmart and other major retailers

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Playtex is recalling pacifier holder clips because the clips can crack and a small piece can break off causing a possible choking hazard to smaller children.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Playtex green pacifier holder clip

Recalled Playtex green pacifier holder clip

Product Information

Name of product: Playtex pacifier holder clips

Units: About 1.25 million in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers. It is a plastic clip 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Hazard: The pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier holders away from infants and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Playtex toll-free at 888.220.2075 from 8:00am to 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.

Sold at: Walmart, 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 $3.00.

Distributor: Playtex Products Inc., of Dover, DE.

Manufactured in: China

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.


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