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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