CareBears Recalls Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

IDM Group LLC, of New York, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling an estimated 119,000 CareBears™ pacifiers due to a defect in violation of safety standards. The nipples can become separated from the base of the pacifier, creating a choking hazard for young children. No injuries have yet been reported.

The affected pacifiers and the clip attachment include CareBear figures and the copyright mark “TCFC” on them. The nipple is made from silicone. They were manufactured in China and sold for approximately $1 from October 2009 through June 2012 at various dollar and discount stores, children’s apparel stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, and Consolidated Stores across the U.S.

Consumers should stop using the pacifiers immediately and contact the company at (212) 686-5221 for instructions on how to return it for a full refund.

If a product is poorly produced using substandard materials or design, it may develop defects that can jeopardize the health and safety of consumers. If you or your child has suffered injury due to an unsafe consumer product, you may be entitled to pursue a product liability claim against its manufacturer and/or distributor. The knowledgeable defective consumer product attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Forte can examine the details of your potential claim to determine whether it may have merit.

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