Chewbeads Inc., a New York company that makes teething jewelry for mothers to wear, has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because of a possible choking hazard.
In the recall announcement, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said D-ring on the pacifier clip can break, allowing beads to detach, posing a choking hazard for the child. Chewbeads has received seven reports of beads detaching from the products, though there have been no reports of injuries, according to Fox News.
This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads pacifier clip holders. The Where’s the Pacifier? clip styles include shapes of a butterfly, dinosaur, heart, sheriff’s badge and a white baseball with red stitching and a major league baseball team logo. The words “Chewbeads baby” are imprinted in raised letters on the rubber shape attachment. The pacifier clips have eight multi-colored 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 six inches long. The number codes 3/31/14, 08/08/14, 12/01/14, 14/30/09, 15/02/09, 25/04/14 appear on the back of the plastic garment clip. The clips were manufactured in China. The clip and beads measure about six inches long.
The pacifier clips were sold at Buy Buy Baby and small boutique stores in the U.S. and Canada from September 2014 through June 2015. The baseball-themed clips were sold for $16.50; the other styles sold for $15. About 45,000 of the clips were sold in the U.S., with an estimated 5,900 sold in Canada.
Chewbeads and the Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers who have the pacifier clips to immediately stop using them and contact the company for a refund or a free replacement. Consumers can reach Chewbeads Inc. toll-free at 888-786-7790 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.chewbeads.com. A Product Recall button at the bottom of the page links to further information.