Chewbeads Inc. has recalled more than 45,000 pacifier clips in the United States and Canada because they may pose a risk of choking for babies. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the New York-based company had received seven reports of beads detaching from the pacifier clips, but no injuries can been reported thus far.
Fox News reports that five styles of Chewbeads Bay pacifier clip holders are affected by the recall, including those with shapes of a butterfly, a dinosaur, a heart, a sheriff’s badge, a white baseball with red stitching and a major league baseball team logo. The pacifier clip holders are called “Where’s the Pacifier?” and contain eight multi-colored beads threaded on a satin ribbon. The beaded ribbon is attached to a pacifier on one end and a plastic D-ring on the other; the product is about 6 inches long in total. Recalled clips have one of the following codes on the back: 3/31/14, 08/08/14, 12/01/14, 14/30/09, 15/02/09, 25/04/14.
The clips were manufactured in China and sold in the US and Canada from September 2014 through June 2015. Small boutique retail stores and Buy Buy Baby sold the products. All of the clips were sold for $15, with the exception fo the baseball-themed clips which were sold for $16.50. According to Fox News, 45,000 clips were sold in the US and 5,900 were sold in Canada. Customers are advised to immediately take the clips away from children and contact the company for a return or refund.