Nearly 600 000 stuffed animal pacifiers and teethers are recalled in the US

Nearly 600 000 stuffed animal pacifiers and teethers are recalled in the US
Some of the recalled plush toys shown from the CPSC

Some important news are coming from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC). Almost 600 000 stuffed animal pacifiers and teethers are being recalled due to a choking hazard.

The affected toys are made by Dr. Brown’s Lovey, whose headquarters are in St. Louis, KVOA reports. The issue is with the snaps of their pacifier and teether holders.

These snaps can potentially detach from the ribbon after repeated use. This way they turn into a choking hazard for babies and young children.

The affected products were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Walmart, and various other retailers between August 2015 to March 18, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

Only holders with the following lot codes were included in the recall. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder:

  • RICH0615
  • RICH0715
  • RICH0815
  • RICH1215
  • RICH0516
  • RICH0616
  • RICH0716
  • RICH1116
  • RICH1016
  • RICH0916
  • RICH1216
  • RICH0317
  • RICH0417
  • RICH0517
  • RICH0617
  • RICH0717
  • RICH0817
  • RICH0917

Consumers who own any of these toys should contact Handi-Craft at (833) 224-7674 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. Further information is listed on their website.

The holders sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny.

The Commission says it has already received 67 reports of the ribbon snap coming off. So far so injuries have been reported. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry, hence the recall.