Mushie & Co. is recalling nearly 334,000 of its FRIGG silicone pacifiers because of a potential choking hazard.
According to a USA Today news report and a recall posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, the company is recalling the pacifiers because the base of the silicone nipple has a fine slit that could cause the nipple to detach from the plastic shield, posing a choking hazard.
Details of the Recalled Pacifiers
Included in the recall are two designs of the pacifiers – classic and daisy – and both came in two sizes for infants 0-6 months and 6-18 months. The pacifiers were sold in more than 40 colors at TJ Maxx, SpearmintLOVE, Lil’ Tulips, Olivia & Jade Company stores nationwide and online at Mushie.com and Amazon.com.
No injuries have been reported so far, but the company has received eight reports of the silicone nipple detaching from the plastic shield of the pacifier and 200 reports from outside of the United States of the nipple detaching. If you have these pacifiers at home, you are urged to stop using them immediately and contact the company for a full refund or credit.
In order to get a refund or credit, the company is asking consumers to cut the silicone nipple from the base of the pacifier and send a photo of both the detached silicone nipple and the base of the pacifier to Mushie & Co at Mushie.com/pages/recalls. Once that’s done, you can properly dispose of the product by placing both pieces into the garbage. The pacifiers were sold for about $8 each or $15 for a two-pack. For questions or concerns, please call Mushie & Co. at 877-687-4431.
Preventing Choking Accidents
Younger children are at risk of choking on a number of everyday things from food items such as pieces of meat, candy, and fruit to household items such as coins, small batteries, and toys or toy parts. In addition, they may choke on any other small objects that may be found in the nursery or anywhere in the home. In the case of these recalled products, the choking hazard is caused by pacifiers.
If you are a parent or a caregiver, always keep small objects out of children’s reach. Use toys that are solid and sturdy, and don’t have tiny or detachable parts. Keep toys for small children and older siblings in separate boxes or in different areas of the house so younger children cannot access them.
If your child has been injured as the result of a dangerous, defective, or recalled product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries, damages, and losses sustained. Contact an experienced product defect lawyer to obtain more information.