Popular pacifier recalled over choking hazard

Design fault was first reported outside US, company says

Gino Spocchia
Friday 21 January 2022 16:07
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<p>A classic pacifier design being recalled by Mushie & Co</p>

A classic pacifier design being recalled by Mushie & Co

A well loved baby products brand has announced that more than 330,000 pacifiers are being recalled amid fears of choking among infants.

While no injuries have been reported by Mushie & Co, which manufacturs eco-friendly and designer products for babies in the United States, the decision was taken on to announce the recall on Wednesday.

It comes after two pacifier products, the “Silicone Classic” and “Daisy Pacifiers”, were found to have a design fault that could “cause the nipple to detach from the plastic shield, posing a choking hazard”.

Mushie & Co identified the cause of the design fault as a “fine slit” on the base of the pacifier, after roughly “200 reports from outside the US of the silicone nipple detaching from the plastic shield of the pacifier” were received.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pacifiers and contact the firm for a full refund or credit,” said the company in a statement.

“To obtain a full refund or credit, consumers should cut the silicone nipple from the base of the pacifier and send a photograph of both the detached silicone nipple and the base of the pacifier to Mushie & Co.”

Customers have been asked to “properly dispose of the pacifier by placing both pieces into the garbage”.

There are reportedly more than 330,000 of the pacifiers in the United States, with the items sold in 40 colours for ages  0–6 months and 6–18 month at stores thought country.

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