Playtex has announced the recall of their pacifier holder clips, affecting approximately 1.25 million clips. This post talks about this defective product and how the tort system does little to keep consumers safe with these kinds of products.
The Playtex plastic pacifier holder clip, used to attach a pacifier to items such as clothing, a diaper bag, or stroller, can crack allowing small parts to break off and pose a possible choking hazard. Playtex has received 99 reports of broken clips, thankfully with no injuries.
The pacifier holder clips feature a Playtex copyright logo that slides up and down to adjust the clip, as well as a ribbon and clear plastic ring that stretches to fit the pacifier. The clips were sold in green with a monkey figure, pink with a flower, and blue with a truck, and were sold at online and Walmart and Target, as well as other major retailers and baby stores from July 2010 through October 2013. Continue reading