Mushroom baby teether urgently recalled due to suffocation risk
If your little one is teething at the moment, then you might want to have a quick run around the house and check the teething toys they’re currently using.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) have issued a stark warning to all parents as a popular teething toy has been urgently recalled due to serious suffocation risks.
An emergency measure product recall notice has been released by Amazon, relating to their teething product, which is called, ‘Mushroom Teether Toys for Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Infants, Relieve Sor Gum – BPA-Free Chew Toy’ on the online retailer’s website.
The alert says that 40 of the affected products, which were first listed on September 24, 2021, have been sold to customers residing in Ireland. If you have these items in your home, the CCPC urges you to discontinue use immediately and to contact Amazon for further information on what to do next.
This high-risk status recall is being carried out across a number of European countries due to a serious safety risk, where the mushroom head of the baby soother can flip around creating a very tight suction and cause suffocation of infants, babies and toddlers.
Alerted to the CCPC via the EU-wide RAPEX product safety information sharing system, this recall represents the first emergency measure notice of 2022, a safety warning status reserved for extremely high-risk products, including those that pose a serious fatality risk.
For full information and details of what to do next if you have been affected, visit ccpc.ie