CareBears Pacifier Recalled Due to Chocking Hazard


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with IDM Group LLC, of New York announced a voluntary recall yesterday, August 23, 2012 of their CareBears™ Pacifiers due to a choking hazard.  The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and the nipples can separate from the base.  These pacifiers were sold at various discount & dollar stores, as well as Walmart Puerto Rico, children’s apparel stores, and Consolidated Stores nationwide from Oct 2009 to June 2012 for about $1.


Recall_carebearsI know sometimes temptations can be great due to pricing but it’s my personal opinion that if at all possible it’s always best to avoid buying baby products like this at dollar stores. There have been several recalls in the past and it’s been shown that a lot of the products sold through dollar stores are made in China. Remember the toy recalls from dollar stores due to lead? That’s not to say these things can’t happen at big retailers as well, but there’s usually less of a chance when you buy from them because they usually only carry reputable brands that specialize in products like this, such as MAM or NUK & not one-off gimmick items. Once again this is just my personal opinion.

Photo of Recalled Product


Description: The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.


Manufactured in: China by Yi Wu Jiangyi Plastic Co., of China


What to do if you own one of these:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IDM collect at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. (the website they have listed is not working).


To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.

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