Pacifiers are among the most widely-used baby items, helping comfort babies when they still want to suck even after feeding. Chances are you already in possession of a few.
That’s why it’s important to make sure that pacifiers are safe for babies to use.
Now popular brand Tommee Tippee of pacifiers have issued a recall concerning the quality of their product Super Soft Comforters.
“Since a relaunch of this product in May we’ve received feedback from some parents concerned about potential problems caused by the shield being smaller than before,” they said on their website.
They have since launched an investigation into the matter.
Thankfully, their findings revealed that their products have met the necessary safety requirements.
In fact the new design have met the mandatory Australian safety standards.
However the company said that their objective should go beyond these standards to ensure our customers are using the safest possible products.
Tommee Tippee said on their website:
We have concluded that this comforter does not meet that objective, and it is therefore not something we are happy to continue selling. We will be redesigning it with a larger shield.
We fully appreciate that some little ones will be very dependent on their comforter, so we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. The safety and reliability of this product is however our overriding concern, so we hope you can understand why we have decided recalling the product is the right thing to do.
The product affected is the new Australian Tommee Tippee Super Soft Comforter for age 12+ months, sold since late May 2016.
If you are in possession of the product, the company wants you to read its FAQ page for further instruction.
What to do during product recalls
Awareness of what products have been recalled can be the difference between life and death for your children.
As parents, there are certain things you can to do make sure no harm will come to your family.
“Knowing about and responding to product recalls can be a lifesaver,” says Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a Parents story.
Typically, once a recall is initiated CPSC (www.cpsc.gov) issues a press release that is distributed and then posted to its website.
“It’s really important they do something and not take the ‘cross the fingers and hope it doesn’t happen to you’ approach,” says Jennifer Toney, founder of www.WeMakeitSafer.com.
The website collects and analyzes data from recalled products. They also help parents identify which products have been recalled.
It may sound simplistic but an efficient way to protect children from potentially dangerous products is to heed the recall.
“If a crib is recalled and the warning is that children should not be allowed to sleep in it until the hazard is fixed, then a safe alternative sleeping arrangement should be found,” said the Parents story. “If the solution to a recall is that a small part should be kept away from young children, there’s good reason to do that.”
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