Recall: Chewbeads Pacifier Clips
On 2015-09-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Chewbeads Pacifier Clips due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2014 for about $15 to $16.50.
About 50,000 units are involved in this Chewbeads pacifier clip recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Pacifiers & Accessories category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The "D" ring on the pacifier clip can break, allowing beads to detach, posing a choking hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders. The "Where's the Pacifier?" pacifier clips styles include shapes of a Butterfly, Dinosaur, Heart, Sheriff Badge and a white baseball with red stitching and a major league baseball team logo. "Chewbeads baby" is imprinted in raised letters on the rubber shape attachment. The pacifier clips have eight multi-colored beads threaded through a narrow satin ribbon that attaches to a pacifier on one end and a plastic D-ring on the other. The clip and beads are about six inches long. The garment clip has the following number code on the back of the plastic clip: 3/31/14, 08/08/14, 12/01/14, 14/30/09, 15/02/09, 25/04/14.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55090r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Buy Buy Baby and small boutique retail stores nationwide and in Canada from September 2014 through June 2015 for $16.50 for the baseball themed clips and $15 for the other style clips.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take these recalled pacifier clips away from young children and contact Chewbeads for a free replacement pacifier clip or a refund of the purchase price.
Chewbeads Inc. toll-free at 888-786-7790 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.chewbeads.com and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received seven reports of the beads detaching. No injuries have been reported.
+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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