Toys "R" Us has issued a recall for a set of pacifier clips sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Stores for about $4. If you think you might have one of these hanging around your house, take a closer look. Figuring out how to tell if your Toys "R" Us pacifier clip was recalled is actually lot simpler than you'd think.
First, it's important to know there haven't been any reported injuries from the clips, according to the Toys "R" Us pacifier recall statement. But two customers complained the clips break easily, so out of an abundance of caution, the company is issuing a recall to avoid any potential choking dangers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, "The pacifier clip’s spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard."
First dig through all of your bags, baskets, and behind the baby bed, and round up all of your pacifier clips. Here's the description of the recalled clips from Toys "R" Us:
This recall involves Babies "R" Us pacifier clips 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.
Here's a closer look at the pacifier clips from Toys "R" Us:
If you have one that looks like this, take a look at the model number on the back, plastic cover. The recalled pacifier clips model number is 5F6237F. There will also be "®2014 Geoffrey, LLC" engraved on the back of the clip, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The clips would have been sold between February 2015 and April 2016, the CPSC said. If you have one of these recalled clips all you have to do is take it to the nearest Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us location for a full refund.
Choking can be a real danger for kids. According to the New York State Department of Health, "choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional death in children under the age of 5." Food is the most common cause of kids choking, but toys are also a common cause, which is why it's important to report any products you think might pose a danger for kids.
You can report anything you think might be dangerous at SaferProducts.gov or by calling the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772.