Two baby products were recalled last week because of their potential danger to infants. First, Playtex Products recalled 1.4 million pacifier holding clips. The same day, Midwest-CBK announced a recall of about 1,900 baby rattles. Both products are being recalled because of the risk of a baby choking.
The pacifier clips are used to hold a pacifier, and can be clipped onto a stroller, diaper bag, or other products. The clips are green and have a monkey, a pink flower, and a tow truck. Playtex appears on a sliding logo on the clip. The Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that there are multiple reports of the clips breaking. A child could put a broken part into his or her mouth, which would increase the risk of choking. The clips were sold from July 2010 through October 2013. Consumers are advised to take the pacifier holders away from babies and to contact Playtex on how to get a refund.
The baby rattles also pose a choking risk to infants. According to the CPSC, the rattles are made of donut-shaped polyester knit fabric that resembles bears, monkeys, or lions. However, the animal heads can detach from the rattle, which could choke a young child. The rattles' rings are about 7 inches in diameter, and the words "Sweet-ums" and "Midwest-CBK" are printed on a tag attached to the rattle. The rattles were sold at gift shops across the county for about six months last year.
Products that are made for infants and toddlers should be some of the safest products on the marker. However, often baby products are cheaply made with defective materials overseas. The products may not have been properly tested, which can lead to tragedy. If you have been injured by a defective children's product in the Houston area, call the Houston product liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 713-489-9493, or learn more about us on LinkedIn.