Sigh. Time for another round of recalls. This time, it’s 40,000 Zoo Pacifiers made by Healthtex (pictured left, $1.49 apiece) and sold in supermarkets and drugstores between 2003 and 2009. The pacifier nipples separate from the base, posing a choking hazard for babies. If you’ve got one of these, take it away from your baby and contact Healthtex for a refund.
And remember those Simplicity crib recalls? The CPSC just recalled another 25,000 “play yards” – I always called them porta-cribs, but whatever – because the rails collapse, posing a fall or entrapment hazard for babies and toddlers. Again. By our count, that makes more than 2.2 million dangerous Simplicity and SFCA products. So. Far. Simplicity went out of business after the first major recall, its buyer, SFCA, seems to have ceased day-to-day operations, according to the CPSC, but Babies R Us, Target, Kohl’s and Burlington Coat Factory can help you.