Pacifier and teether holders recalled for choking hazard

The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

A massive recall is underway for pacifier and teethers because national safety experts say the product could choke a baby.

The recall was issued Thursday night. The name of the product is called Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders.

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

Below is a description of the products recalled:


This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. 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. Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.  Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at


The consumer should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.


The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have reported.

Sold At:

Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwade and online at from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10


Yangzhou Rich Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd., of Yang Zhou City, China


Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo


Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo

Manufactured In:


Consumer Contact:

Handi-Craft toll-free at 833-224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall Information for more information.