Recall Alert! Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips

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Today, the CPSC, in conjunction with Playtex, announced a recall on 1.25 million Playtex pacifier holder clips in the US and 150,000 in Canada. The clips were recalled because they can crack and separate, which poses a choking hazard to small children and young babies.

So far, Playtex has received 99 reports of the clips cracking and/or breaking but fortunately, no injuries have been recorded yet.

The recall includes the Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach the pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers. It looks like a plastic clip and has a “Playtex” copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip. It also comes with a ribbon and clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. The recalled model was sold in green with a money figure, pink with a flower figure and blue, with a tow truck figure.

If you own the recalled product, stop using it immediately and keep it away from small children. Contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. You can visit them online at PlaytexProducts.com for instructions and for further information on the recall, click on the Recalls tab. Playtex can also be contacted by telephone at (888) 220-2075 Monday through Friday.

The recalled products were sold at major retailers like Walmart, Target and Burlington Coat factory, discount stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and a host of other major retailers, baby stores and juvenile product stores between July 2010 and October 2013 for about $3.

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