Parents looking to improve upon the standard pacifier model may want to shy away from some pacifiers featuring the latest bells and whistles. 200,000 specialty pacifiers are being recalled because their various flashy features present a choking risk to children.
Fred & Friends, a unit of the appliance and housewares company Lifetime Brands Inc., recently announced the recall involving three different types of pacifiers:
The pacifiers were sold in department stores, toy stores, hospital and museum gift shops, and other retailers from last April through December. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends young children stop using the pacifiers immediately. So far, no injuries have been reported.
This recall comes just one week after Playtex recalled 1.4 million pacifier holders because of a similar choking risk if a certain part of the clip breaks off.