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Check your baby's binkies. More than 40,000 Karino Baby Pacifiers are being recalled because they present a choking hazard.
They have a ring-shaped handle with "Kariño" and "Mygra" printed on either side. The nipples are filled with corn syrup. Distributed by Antonio Flores, they were sold for around 25 cents in California and Texas grocery stores.
"The nipple can separate from the base easily, the pacifier handle is too long, the mouth guard is too small, and there are no ventilation holes on the mouth guard," says a release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children."
Consumers are advised to stop the using the pacifiers immediately and contact the company for a refund. The company's recall hotline is (619) 395-4543.
Good information to have, and thankfully there have been no reports of children injured by the pacifiers, but what struck me most about this recall is that the nipples were filled with corn syrup?!
Beyond the choking hazard, that doesn't sound very healthy either.
Does your child use one of theses pacifiers? Would you give your child a pacifier filled with corn syrup?
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