Handi-Craft Company recalls various Dr. Brown's Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders

Starting date:
March 15, 2018
Posting date:
March 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-66172

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Handi-Craft Company

Affected products

Various Dr. Brown's Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders

Product description

This recall involves 4 styles of Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders, each of which includes a plush toy, with a pacifier retained on the plush toy by a ribbon and set of snaps. The pacifier that accompanies the plush toy is not subject to this recall.

The following Dr. Brown's Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders are included in this recall:
Character Model Number UPC Lot Codes
Giraffe AC047 0-72239-30473-0 RICH0317, RICH0417,
RICH0516, RICH0517,
RICH0615, RICH0616,
RICH0617, RICH0715,
RICH0716, RICH0717,
RICH0815, RICH0817,
RICH0916, RICH0917,
RICH1016, RICH1116,
RICH1215, RICH1216.
Zebra AC048 0-72239-30474-7
Turtle AC049 0-72239-30475-4
Deer AC097 0-72239-30909-4

The lot code is not specific to any one product and can be found on one of the tags attached to the plush toy. Consumers should verify their product is subject to the recall by visiting the company's Web site.

Hazard identified

Repeated use and wear of the product can cause the pacifier ribbons to fray and/or unravel, allowing the snaps to inadvertently detach from the ribbon and pose a potential choking hazard.

As of February 21, 2018, the company has received 2 reports in Canada, and no reports of injuries. The company has received 67 reports in the United States, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 10,500 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 590,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold in Canada from August 2015 to March 2018, and in the United States from August 2015 to February 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Handi-Craft Company
St. Louis
Missouri
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Yangzhou Rich Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Province
Yang Zhou City
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Handi-Craft to receive a replacement product or other Dr. Brown's merchandise of equal or lesser value.

For more information, consumers can contact Handi-Craft toll-free at 1-833-224-7674 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.  Additional information and instructions can also be found on the company'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.

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.