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Chocking Hazard Prompts Recall of Playtex Pacifier Clips

Playtex has announced the recall of popular pacifier holder clips because they pose a chocking hazard to small children.

The recalled clips attach a pacifier to items like clothing, diaper bags and strollers, according to Playtex’s announcement. Clips sold came in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower or blue with a tow truck, and have the Playtex logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, a ribbon and a clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier.

The pacifiers were made in China and about 1.25 million were sold in the U.S. at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, other retailers and online at Amazon.com, among others, from July 2010 through October 2013 for about $3.

Consumers are urged to take the pacifier away from infants and to contact Playtex for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund: Call toll-free (888) 220-2075, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday-Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.

Editor’s Note: Story updated Jan. 27, 2014: Playtex pacifier clips were not sold at Target as previously reported by the US Consumer Protection Service Commission.