Playtex Issues Product Recall for 1 Million Pacifiers for Choking Hazard

Playtex Pacifier Clips Could Cause Choking Hazard, Manufacturer Issues Product Recall

product recallBaby product manufacturer Playtex has issued a product recall for 1 million pacifiers because the clip could crack and poses a potential choking hazard.

There are currently no known injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but there have been at least 99 reports of the clips cracking.

The product recall covers pacifier holder clips, which attach the pacifier to items such as strollers, diaper bags, or clothing, so that the pacifier does not get lost if it falls out of the child’s mouth. Reportedly, the clips can crack and there is a potential for the child to swallow a small piece, which could pose a choking hazard.

The product recall covers 1.4 million pacifier clips in the United States and Canada.

The pacifier clips under product recall were sold through several retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, and other children’s item retailers. The item was on sale between July 2010 through October 2013, and features a “Playtex” logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a clear plastic ring, and a ribbon to secure the pacifier in place.

Consumers should immediately stop using the pacifier clip and contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Playtex is available by phone toll-free at(888) 220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.

Defective Product Recalls and Personal Injury in South Carolina

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products, and improper or delayed product recalls. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety, such as issuing product recalls in a timely fashion. Although any product could be subject to a recall due to improper testing, some of the most common product recalls are for automobiles and automotive parts, drugs and medical devices, and children’s toys.

There are a number of reasons that defective products make it to our shelves:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Inadequate testing
  • Design defects
  • Marketing Misrepresentation

To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products have been recalled because they are defective or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue product recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers.

Consumers that have been harmed by defective products such as drugs, medical devices, or other products, may be eligible to receive legal remedies. Such legal remedies, or damages, may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Punitive damages are also available in many jurisdictions to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

The Strom Law Firm Protects Citizens Harmed by Delayed Defective Product Recalls

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm keep a close watch on recalls of dangerous and defective product recalls in the US. We aim to protect our clients’ health and safety, and hold manufacturers to the highest possible standard of safety. If you or a loved one have experienced severe, life-limiting side effects from a defective product or drug, and believe that your pain stems from a product recall that came too late, you may be entitled to compensation. The Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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