Popular Baby Toy Recalled for Choking Hazard

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March 16, 2018Mar 16, 2018

If you have a baby or toddler, it's likely they've used a pacifier at least once. However, one brand of those common baby shower gift is being recalled.

600,000 of Dr. Brown's Lovey pacifier and teether holders were recalled after it was determined they could be choking hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Thursday, reported USA Today.

They said the recall applies to 590,000 holders in the United States, along with 10,500 holders sold in Canada.

The recall covers eight varieties of the animal holder. Those include giraffes, zebras, and turtles. They all have a snap, which "can detach from the pacifier's ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children," the agency said.

There haven't been any reports of injuries from the pacifiers yet. However, there have been 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. Health Canada, Canada's health agency, received two complaints and no reports of injury.

The holders were sold between August 2015 and March 2015. People who purchased one of them should "immediately" remove them from the reach of young children and contact St. Louis-based distributor Handi-Craft. Consumers will be able to get a replacement or another product.

The items, which were manufactured in China, cost about $10. They were sold at Target, K-Mart, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, and on Amazon.

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