Whether they’re called pacifiers, binkies, dodies, or pacis in your household, their purpose is to soothe babies. But there’s nothing soothing about a pacifier that poses a potential danger to your baby. For this reason, Mushie & Co—a company that manufactures and sells a wide variety of products for babies and small children—is recalling two of their most popular pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports. Here’s what to know.
Which pacifiers are being recalled?
Though Mushie & Co sells a variety of FRIGG silicone pacifiers, only two of the designs are being recalled: the Classic and the Daisy. Both products consist of silicone nipples attached to plastic shields with the name “FRIGG” written in raised letters on the handle. The Classic’s shield is round, while the Daisy’s shield is round and scalloped. Each design is available in two sizes: 0–6 months and 6–18 months, and were sold in more than 40 colors.
In addition to being sold on the Mushie & Co website and Amazon, the recalled pacifiers were also available in retailers nationwide, including SpearmintLOVE, TJ Maxx, Lil Tulips, and Olivia & Jade Company from April 2021 through December 2021. They cost around $8 for a single pacifier, and about $15 for a pack of two.
Why are the pacifiers being recalled?
The Classic and Daisy pacifiers are being recalled because the base of their silicone nipple has a fine slit that can cause the nipple to detach from the plastic shield, posing a choking hazard. So far, Mushie & Co has received eight reports of this happening, as well as approximately 200 reports from outside the U.S. of the silicone nipple detaching from the plastic shield (without the slit). So far, no injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC.
What to do if you have the recalled pacifiers
First of all, keep them away from children. To get a full refund or credit for any recalled pacifiers you’ve purchased, cut the silicone nipple from the base of the pacifier and snap a photo of both the detached silicone nipple and the base of the pacifier. Then send it to to Mushie & Co via this webpage. The CPSC advises anyone with the pacifiers to properly dispose of them by placing both pieces in the trash.