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Handi-Craft Recalls Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product:
Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders
Hazard:

The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 15, 2018
Units:
About 590,000 (in addition, about 10,500 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Handi-Craft toll-free at 833-224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.drbrownsbaby.com/  and click on Recall Information for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny. Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.  Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at www.drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey.

Remedy:

Consumer should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have reported.

Sold At

Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwade and online at Amazon.com from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10

Manufacturer(s):

Yangzhou Rich Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd., of Yang Zhou City, China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo

Distributor(s):

Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo

Recall number:
18-126
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