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Baby Pacifier Clips Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

Oct 2, 2015

New York-based Chewbeads has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because of a possible choking hazard. The D-ring on the pacifier clip can break, allowing beads to detach, posing a choking hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chewbeads Inc. has received seven reports of beads detaching from the products but no reports of injuries, according to Fox News.

This recall involves five styles of Chewbeads Baby pacifier clip holders. The Where's the Pacifier? 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 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada from September 2014 through June 2015. The baseball-themed clips were sold for $16.50, and the other styles were sold for $15. About 45,000 of the clips were sold in the U.S., with an estimated additional 5,900 sold in Canada.

Chewbeads and the Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers who bought the pacifier clips to immediately take them away from children and contact the company for either 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 or online at A Product Recall link at the bottom of the page provides more information.

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