Playtex has issued a safety recall of 1.4 million pacifier holders over concerns that small children could choke if a part of the clip broke off.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement last week saying that the clips, which are used to connect a pacifier to clothing, diaper bags, and strollers, have the potential to crack and cause a small part to break off. Playtex has received 99 reports of the holder cracking or breaking, however the company has not received any reports of injuries. Playtex has recalled 1.25 million pacifier holders in the United States and 150,000 in Canada.
According to the company, the products were sold between 2010 and 2013 at major retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon.com. Consumers are being told to discontinue using the pacifier holders and contact Playtex Products Inc. for a refund.
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