Playtex recalls Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips

Starting date:
January 22, 2014
Posting date:
January 22, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Playtex Products, Inc.

Affected products

Playtex Pacifier Holder Clips

Product description

This recall involves the Playtex pacifier holder clips that attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers. The pacifier holders are identified by UPC number 7830005924.

The affected product is a plastic clip with a figure and a "Playtex" copyright mark secured by a ribbon with a pacifier clear plastic ring at the end. The pacifier holder was sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower and blue with a tow truck.

Hazard identified

The pacifier clips can crack and a small part can break off which poses a choking hazard to small children.

Playtex has received approximately 99 reports (total) from consumers, including 43 reports from Canada, in which the pacifier holder clip was cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has received one report of this pacifier clip breaking where a small part was liberated, with no injuries reported.

Number sold

Approximately 150,000 holders were distributed in Canada and approximately 1,250,000 in the United States at various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled pacifier clips were sold from July 2010 through October 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Playtex Products, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should take the recalled pacifier holders away from infants immediately and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can also contact Playtex toll-free at 1-800-387-1300 or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.