More than 119,000 CareBear Pacifiers are being recalled by importer IDM Group LLC, of New York for failing to meet federal safety standards. The silicone nipples of the recalled baby pacifiers can separate and pose a choking hazard to infants, said the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC says the sub-standard pacifiers, which bear the trademarked cartoon CareBear characters, were sold at various discount and dollar stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.
The recalled pacifiers, which bear the trademarked CareBear cartoon characters, failed the CPSC's extensive "pull test" said Consumer Reports safety experts. And while shoppers can often get great deals at dollar stores, consumers should take be cautious when buying items. For some tips, see Consumer Reports' free buying guide to baby pacifiers.
The CPSC warns parents to immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact the IDM Group LLC (collect calls: 212-686-5221 website: www.pacifierrecall.net) for instructions for a full refund.