More than half a million animal-shaped pacifier and teether holders are being recalled because the snap that attaches to pacifiers and teethers can fray and detach, posing a choking hazard.
Sixty-seven reports of the ribbon on Dr. Browns Lovey pacifier and teether holders fraying and the snap detaching have been reported to Handi-Craft Company, which distributed the toys in the U.S. to retailers like Walmart Toys R Us, Babies R Us and others. There have been no reported injuries.
About 590,000 of the recalled products were sold in the U.S. between August 2015 and this month for about $10, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issued the recall notice.
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Anyone with one of the holders (identifying information below) should take them away from children and contact the company for instructions on receiving a replacement or comparable merchandise. Handi-Craft can be reached by phone at 833-224-7674 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT on weekdays. For more information, visit this website.
The recalled holders come in the following styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny
Only certain lot codes, found on the holders' tags, are included in the recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917.