Choking Hazard Safety Recall
Written By Angelina Umstead
Choking Hazard Safety Recall: Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier and Teether Holders
More than 600,000 of Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders are being recalled due to choking hazards. Apparently, a snap located on the item can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon which can pose as a choking hazard for babies. Specifically, the company reports that repeated use and wear of the product can cause the material from which the ribbons are constructed to fray or unravel which then allows the snap to inadvertently detach from the ribbon.
Who to Contact if you Own Dr. Brown’s Lovey Products
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far; however, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the manufacturer has received approximately 67 complaints thus far of the snap detaching. The federal safety agency has advised consumers to remove the product from children immediately and contact the company for a replacement or comparable item. Handi-Craft Company can be contacted at 833-224-7674 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.
Where Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier and Teether Holders are Sold
The product retails for approximately $10 and has been sold nationwide at stores including Target, Walmart, Toys ‘R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon.com. The product is sold in eight styles including: bunny, zebra, turtle, reindeer, frog, and deer. The products were sold between August 2015 and March 2018. The products were made in China by Yangzhou Rich Arts and Crafts Co. and were imported by Handi-Craft. Handi-Craft Company also manufactures and distributes baby bottles and other accessories.
For more information regarding the recall as well as pictures of the product, visit the company’s website at http://www.drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey/.