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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Munchkin recalls 180,000 pacifiers and clips that pose choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Munchkin Incorporated, of Van Nuys, California, has recalled around 180,000 LatchTM lightweight pacifiers and clips because the clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip, posing a choking hazard for young children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-156, May 5, 2016).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 10 reports (5 in the U.S. and 5 in Canada) of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Munchkin’s Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips sold as a set. The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are in three color patterns: blue and white stripes, orange with white polka dots, and pink with white polka dots. The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap. The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap.

These pacifiers and clips, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, juvenile product, baby boutique and discount stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, munchkin.com and other websites from March 2014 through March 2016 for between $11 and $15.

Remedy. Consumers should take the clip away from young children immediately and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.munchkin.com, click on Help at the bottom of the page and then Recalls.

Companies: Munchkin Inc.

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