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Pacifier recalled due to choking hazard

Parents who recently purchased the Dr. Brown's Pacifier & Teeth Holder need to take immediate action because as of March 15, 2018, the company issued a recall for the product. At the time of the recall, retailers sold over 550,000 of these pacifiers around the United States. Additionally, over 10,000 sold in Canada.

The recall states that the snap located on the ribbon of the product can detach. This makes it a choking hazard, and the only remedy is to replace the item. As of this time, consumers have not reported any injuries as a result of the defect. However, there have been 67 reports of the snap detaching, which could pose a hazard if not fixed soon. Parents should take immediate action and contact the brand, Handi-Craft, to receive a replacement toy. 

List of affected holders

The defect could have possibly impacted a total of eight styles sold:

  • Bunny
  • Giraffe
  • Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition)
  • Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition)
  • Frog (Special Holiday Edition)
  • Deer
  • Turtle
  • Zebra

Numerous retailers sold these products. If you bought one of these holders from Wal-Mart; Toys 'R Us; Target; K-Mart; H-E-B Grocery; or Bed, Bath & Beyond, then you need to take immediate action. You also need to be mindful if someone purchases one of these holders as a gift for your child. 

Affected lot codes

The recall only affects products with the following lot codes. Make sure to check the tag attached to the product to see if you need to contact Handi-Craft.

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

Steps to take

You need to contact Handi-Craft immediately if your pacifier falls within the recall. You will receive further instructions on how to return your product and how to receive a new item valued at an equal or lesser price. You can also contact the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission if you would like to report an injury from this product. 


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