(WPRI/AP) – A line of pacifier holder clips that can break and pose a choking hazard to children are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include baby rattles that also pose a choking hazard to children and gate latches that can fail.
Here’s a more detailed look:
Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags, and strollers. It is a plastic clip with a figure and a “Playtex” copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a ribbon and a clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. It was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck, from July 2010 through October 2013.
Why: It can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents: 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
How Many: About 1.25 million in the U.S. and 150,000 in Canada.
For More: Call Playtex at 888-220-2075 or visit http://www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.
Details: Polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey, and a lion. They measure about 7 inches in diameter by 2 inches thick. Sweet-ums and Midwest-CBK are printed on a hang tag on the rattles. A label sewn into the rattles has Midwest-CBK, the production date 04/2013 and the batch #:00001281 printed on it. They were sold from July 2013 through December 2013.
Why: The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents: One report of the head on a rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.
How many: About 1,900.
For More: Call Midwest-CBK at 800-394-4225 or visit http://www.mwcbk.com and click on Product Recall Information.