Recall: CareBears Pacifiers
On 2012-08-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding CareBears Pacifiers due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2009 for about $1.
About 100,000 units are involved in this IDM Group pacifier recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Pacifiers & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 686-5221
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What is the problem?
The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.
These items were sold new+ at Various discount and dollar stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, children's apparel stores and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
For additional information, contact IDM collect at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's recall web site at www.pacifierrecall.net
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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