Recall: Munchkin LatchTM Lightweight Pacifiers and Clips
On 2016-05-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Munchkin LatchTM Lightweight Pacifiers and Clips due to a potential Choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2014 for about $11 to $15.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Munchkin 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The clip cover can detach from the pacifier's clip, posing a choking hazard for young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Munchkin's Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips sold as a set. The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are in three color patterns: blue and white strips, orange and with white polka dots and pink with white polka dots. The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap. The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap.
These items were sold new+ at Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, juvenile product, baby boutique and discount stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, munchkin.com and other website from March 2014 through March 2016 for between $11 and $15.
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 clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund.
Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.munchkin.com, click on Help at the bottom of the page and then Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 10 reports (5 in the U.S. and 5 in Canada) of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip. 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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