The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IDM Group are recalling thousands of CareBears pacifiers due to a choking hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday recalled 119,000 “CareBears” pacifiers because the products pose a choking hazard. The Chinese-made items were imported by IDM Group of New York and “fail to meet federal safety standards because the nipples can separate from the base,” the CPSC said. They were sold at various discount and dollar stores, including Walmart from October 2009 through June 2012 for about a dollar.
About 119,000 Care Bears pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
No injuries or incidents have been reported related to the pacifiers.
The pacifiers have CareBears figures on them and a TCFC copyright mark.
The recalled pacifiers retail for about $1 and were sold at various discount and dollar stores nationwide, including children’s apparel stores and consolidated stores from October 2009 through June 2012.
Anyone with one of these pacifiers should keep them away from children and contact IDM Group for a full refund. You can call them by phone (212) 686-5221.