Products Liability Law Daily 600K Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders recalled for choking hazard
Friday, March 16, 2018

600K Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders recalled for choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, has recalled around 590,000 Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders because the snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children. An additional 10,500 were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-126, March 15, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer, and Bunny. Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; and RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder. Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at

These pacifier and teether holders, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart, and various stores nationwide, and online at from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10.

Remedy. Consumers should take the recalled holders away from young children immediately and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Handi-Craft toll-free at 833-224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at and click on "Recall Information."

Companies: Handi-Craft Co.

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