A New York-based company that sells non-toxic jewelry for moms has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada due to a possible choking hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company, Chewbeads Inc., has received seven reports of beads detaching from the products but no reports of injuries.
The recall applies to five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders, called “Where’s the Pacifier?”: those with shapes of a butterfly, a dinosaur, a heart, a sheriff’s badge, a white baseball with red stitching, and a major league baseball team logo. The pacifier clips have eight multi-colored beads threaded through a narrow satin ribbon that is connected to a pacifier on one end and a plastic D-ring on the other. The clip and beads measure about 6 inches long.
The products were sold at Buy Buy Baby and small boutique retail stories in the U.S. as well as in Canada from September 2014 through June 2015. The baseball-themed clips were sold for $16.50, and the other styles were sold for $15. About 45,000 of the clips were sold in the U.S., while an additional estimated 5,900 were sold in Canada.
The recalled clip has one of the following number codes 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, and the products were manufactured in China.
Chewbeads and the Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers who bought the pacifier clips to immediately take them away from children and contact the company for either a refund or a free replacement.