Washington, 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.
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
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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.
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