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Munchkin pacifiers, clips recalled over choking hazard

Posted at 9:20 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 09:20:10-04

WASHINGTON — Nearly 200,000 Munchkin’s Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips were recalled over a potential choking hazard. To date, the company that makes the product has received 10 reports of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far, no injuries have been reported.

The pacifiers were sold at most baby product stores including Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart between March 2014 and March 2016. They cost between $11 and $15.

“Consumers should immediately take the clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advised.
Latch recall

This recall involves Munchkin’s Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips sold as a set. The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are in three color patterns: blue and white strips, orange and with white polka dots and pink with white polka dots. The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap. The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap.

You can call Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their website here.