Health Canada on Wednesday issued a recall for a number of pacifiers amid concerns they could pose a choking hazard to infants.
The recall includes the Zoli binki T. pacifier + teether, which was available in as many as eight different color schemes and shapes.
“Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the pacifier’s handle can become dislodged, releasing small parts that may pose a choking hazard to young children,” the recall said.
Around 433 of the included products, originally made in Taiwan and imported by a company in Markham, Ontario, were sold in Canada between April and December.
The recall noted that Health Canada had not reported any injuries as of December 6.
The product was available in ‘ash’, ‘mist’ and ‘blush’ colors with the ring portion of the pacifier shaped to look like a circle, hedgehog, dinosaur or whale. A full list of recalled products, along with images, is available on Health Canada’s website.
Any Canadians in possession of these pacifiers should stop using them immediately and seek a refund from where they purchased them.
This is the second infant product recall this month. On December 2nd, Health Canada issued a recall of several specific product lines of the Lamaze Chill Teather due to a potential microbial hazard.
The affected teethers were found to contain a bacterium in the teether’s liquid center that could potentially cause infection in children with compromised immune systems if the teether were punctured and the liquid ingested.
Around 5,000 products are believed to have been sold in Canada from July 2020 to November 2022. According to the recall, no injuries have been reported so far, but Health Canada is recommending parents stop using the teether and contact the company for a replacement.