CareBears Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard: What You Need to Know

carebears pacifierMoms -- and friends of moms -- usually like to buy their babies cute pacifiers. Sure, the standard, no-frills ones get the job done, but the ones with colors, shapes, and designs are so much ... more fun. However, if one of your "fun" pacifiers happens to be a CareBears pacifier, please take a moment to read this. They're being recalled due to a choking hazard -- you definitely don't want your little one sucking on one.

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Thankfully, thus far, no injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is pulling the CareBears pacifiers from shelves, because the silicone nipple can separate from the base, causing babies and young children to choke.

Here's what you need to know:

What do they look like? The pacifiers, which have a clip/string attachment with CareBear characters on them, also contain a "TCFC" copyright mark on them.

Where they are sold? CareBears pacifiers have been sold at various discount and dollar stores, children's apparel stores, and Consolidated Stores, as well as Walmart Puerto Rico. They were sold nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1 a pop.

What to do if you have one? Obviously, the first thing you should do is take the pacifier away from your infant or baby. Then, you can call IDM Group LLC (the pacifers' importer) for instructions on returning the product for a full refund. They can be reached at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s recall web site at www.pacifierrecall.net.

Do you have one of these pacifiers? Have you ever owned a baby product that was recalled?


Image via Consumer Product Safety Commission

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