Chewbeads recalls "Where's the Pacifier?" Clips

Starting date:
September 29, 2015
Posting date:
September 29, 2015
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 Chewbeads

Affected products

Chewbeads "Where's the Pacifier?" Clips

Product description

This recall involves various Chewbeads "Where's the Pacifier?" clips. The pacifier clips consist of a clip with a butterfly, dinosaur, heart or sheriff badge design. The pacifier clips have eight multi-coloured beads threaded through a narrow satin ribbon that attaches to a pacifier on one end and a plastic D-ring on the other. The clip and beads are about 15 centimetres long. 

Additional styles of pacifier clips were recalled in the United States, such as The Major League Baseball design, but these were not sold in Canada.  Also the date codes used to identify the product in the United States are not applicable to product sold in Canada. 

Hazard identified

The D-ring can break and the beads can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Chewbeads has received seven reports of D-ring breakage, including two reports from Canadian consumers.  Chewbeads is not aware of any injuries to consumers related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 5,900 units of the recalled teething necklaces were sold in Canada and approximately 45,000 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2014 through June 2015 in Canada and the United States at various children’s stores and independent children’s boutiques.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


National Enterprises Company
Zhongshan City
GuangDong Province
Chewbeads, Inc.
New York
New York
Fulton Sales/ALCA Distribution
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled pacifier clips immediately and contact Chewbeads to receive a refund or a replacement pacifier clip.  The D-ring and ribbon materials of the replacement product are thicker than those on the recalled products.

For more information, consumers may contact Chewbeads toll-free at 1-888-786-7790 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or by email or visit the Chewbeads' website and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.