Munchkin recalls pacifiers over choking hazard

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Munchkin is recalling about 180,000 of its LatchTM lightweight pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard.

Munchkin is recalling about 180,000 of its LatchTM lightweight pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard.

(CNN) — Munchkin is recalling about 180,000 of its LatchTM lightweight pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard.

The company determined that a little plastic cover that goes over the pacifier’s clip can detach.

The Van Nuys, California, company says it has received five reports each from Canada and the United States of the clip detaching. No injuries have been reported.

The pacifiers were sold for about $11 to $15 at Babies”R”Us, Target, Walmart and other locations. They were also sold online at sites such as amazon.com, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission said.

Several styles and color patterns are part of the 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.

More details are available on the commission’s recall page.

The commission recommends parents take the clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a replacement or a refund at 877-242-3134 or www.munchkin.com.