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Handi-Craft recalls Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders

The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard

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Handi-Craft Company of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 600,500 Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

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

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 pacifier & teether holders, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwide and online at from August 2015, to March 2018, for about $10.

What to do

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.

Consumers may 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 at the bottom of the page.

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