On November 18, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Grand World Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 641,000 “Bobby Chupete” pacifiers due to a failure to meet federal safety standards. The defective pacifiers pose a choking hazard to infants and toddlers, due to the small size of the mouth guard.
The recall affects “Bobby Chupete” pacifiers with a ring-shaped handle, heart-shaped mouth guard, and two ventilation holes. The pacifier nipple is made of latex, and the pacifier was sold in aqua, red, white, or yellow colors. The packaging features a picture of an infant.
The recalled pacifiers were sold in retail stores nationwide from November 2004 through July 2009. Consumers are advised to immediately take the pacifiers away from infants and toddlers and contact Grand World at 718-326-7786 for a refund or replacement pacifier.