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Child Product Safety Alert: Toys 'R' Us Recalls Pacifier Clips

A lost pacifier can be a nightmare for parents of small children. Unfortunately, pacifier clips sold at Babies ‘R’ Us and Toys ‘R’ Us should also raise concerns.

Toys ‘R’ Us recently announced the recall of 53,000 defective pacifier clips. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the pacifier clip’s spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard. To date, Toys ‘R’ Us has received two reports of pacifier clips breaking. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

For concerned parents, the defective pacifiers were sold at Babies ‘R’ Us and Toy ’R’ Us stores nationwide from February 2015 through April 2016. They cost about $4.

As described in the recall notice, the Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips were sold in an assortment of six colors and character designs, including a red monster, blue monster, monkey, giraffe, owl with one eye closed, and an owl with both eyes open. The pacifier clips have a circular plastic cover affixed to a metal spring clip and a fabric strip with snaps at the other end. The recalled pacifier clip assortment has model number 5F6237F and “®2014 Geoffrey, LLC” engraved on the back to the plastic cover.

Due to the serious choking risk, parents and caregivers should immediately take the recalled pacifier clips from babies and return the product to Babies ‘R’ Us or Toys ‘R’ Us for a refund.

If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to a recalled or otherwise defective pacifier clip or other children’s product, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.