If you've been using one of those cute clips from Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us, you may want to rethink those adorable pacifier additions. Last week, Toys "R" Us recalled 53,000 pacifier clips due to choking hazards the clips presented. The recall affects a Babies "R" Us pacifier clip that comes in six colors and with six different animal designs on it.
The recall came after Toys "R" Us received two reports of the pacifier's metal spring clip breaking, releasing small parts that could present a choking hazard. So far, no injuries have been reported, but Toys "R" Us issued a recall on Sept. 8 and began offering customers refunds in return for the recalled clips. Toys "R" Us representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The clips, which sold for approximately $4 at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us locations across the country, have a plastic cover, fabric straps, and the model number 5F6237F on them. The recalled pacifier clips were sold for just over a year, between February 2015 and April 2016. If parents recognize the pacifier clips, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the immediate return of the pacifier clips to a Babies "R" Us or Toys "R" Us location for a refund.
While you're returning your pacifier clips, make sure to take a look around your house and check for any other recalled baby products. September is Baby Safety Month, so after returning the Toys "R" Us pacifiers (if you have them) and sharing the recall information with other parents, practice a few other baby safety revisions around your house.
A few tips? Make sure your car seat is safe and up to date (if it's not, bring it in to Toys "R" Us for their Great Trade-In Car Seat Event while you return your pacifier clips — parents can get 25 percent off a new car seat). If you really want to get into Baby Safety Month, you can also check your stroller, crib, baby carrier, and safety gates to make sure they're still working fine and in good condition. Even better? You can complete Baby Corner's daily tips for baby and child safety as you move through September, updating your products and refreshing your routines.
For those returning Toys "R" Us pacifier clips, simply bring the recalled pacifier clips back to a Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us for a full refund. Then, pass the information on to any other parents who may be affected — and maybe go shopping for some new pacifier clips.