These pacifier holders have been recalled for a possible choking hazard

USCPSC / Handi-Craft

If you have recently purchased a pacifier and teether holder for an infant, take a look at the brand. Handi-Craft, the makers of Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier and Teether Holder, have issued a recall for eight styles of its animal-shaped pacifier and teether holders because the snap can detach from the ribbon, causing a potential choking hazard.

The recall was issued after 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, Kmart, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us/Babies ‘R’ Us, Walmart and on Amazon, from August 2015 to March 2018, for about $10 each.

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About 600,000 holders were recalled, in total. Only holders with the following lot codes are included in the recall:



















The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder. You can confirm lot codes included in the recall by clicking here.

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If you own one of the recalled Loveys, take it away from your child and contact Handi-Craft online or by phone at 833-224-7674 to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise.

Other Child-Related Recalls

There are some other current recalls you should also be aware of if you have children.

Sold only at Home Depot, 84,000 Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut children’s tents have also been recalled after it was discovered that fiberglass rods that supports the tent can break and become sharp, possibly cutting people. The tent has four animal themes: hippo (pink), dog (brown), shark (blue) and tiger (orange).

The tents were sold nationwide during November 2017 for about $13. If you own one of the tents, stop using it and return it to Home Depot for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Radio Flyer has also recalled its Electric Wagons due to an injury hazard, as improper wiring can activate the wagon’s motor unintentionally.

Only wagons with model number 3912/3912A are included in the recall. The model number can be found on the handle warning label located near the pivoting joint. The wagons were sold at Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide and online at and, from August 2017 through January 2018, for about $350.

Contact Radio Flyer at 800-621-7613 or by clicking to the company’s website for more information and a refund.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

You can see all current recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission online.

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