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Playtex Recalls Pacifier Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard


Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 23, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-084

  • Recalled Playtex green pacifier holder clip
    Recalled Playtex green pacifier holder clip

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Playtex pacifier holder clips

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

Consumer Contact:  Playtex toll-free at (888) 220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

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.

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.

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. 

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

Manufactured in:  China

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.

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Source: cpsc.gov

 


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