590,000 Pacifier & Teether Holders recalled because of choking hazard

Handi-Craft is recalling 590,000 Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders. The company says the snaps could detach from the animals, causing a choking hazard.

More than 60 reports have been filed saying the ribbon holders frayed, allowing the snap to detach.

The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny.

Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall:

  • RICH0615
  • RICH0715
  • RICH0815
  • RICH1215
  • RICH0516
  • RICH0616
  • RICH0716
  • RICH1116
  • RICH1016
  • RICH0916
  • RICH1216
  • RICH0317
  • RICH0417
  • RICH0517
  • RICH0617
  • RICH0717
  • RICH0817
  • RICH0917

The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder. Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at www.drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey.

The holders were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwade and online at Amazon.com from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10

Anyone who has one of the recalled toys should take it away from young children immediately. You can contact Handi-Craft for instructions on how to get a replacement or other merchandise of equal or lesser value.