Company Recalling 180K Pacifiers & Clips Due To Choking Hazard

As any parent knows, pacifiers have a way of disappearing from the mouths of babies and winding up lost or coated in a fine layer of yuck under the couch. So clips that tether the soothing devices to their users can be very convenient — as long as all the pieces involved in the clip stay where they should.

A company called Munchkin is recalling 180,000 of its lightweight Latch pacifiers, which come with clips that attach to a baby’s clothing, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

So far, Munchkin has received 10 reports — five in the U.S. and five in Canada — of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported.

Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips were sold as a set. Involved in the recall are five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers.

• The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are in three color patterns: blue and white strips, orange and with white polka dots and pink with white polka dots.

• The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap.

• The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap.

The pacifiers were sold at Babies ‘R’ Us, Target, Wal-Mart, and other mass merchandisers, juvenile product, baby boutique and discount stores nationwide, as well as online at, and other website from March 2014 through March 2016 for between $11 and $15.

If you own one of these sets, you should immediately take the clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund. You can reach Munchkin toll-free at 877-242-3134 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at, click on Help at the bottom of the page and then “Recalls” for more information.

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