A 2-year-old died in 2018 in New Mexico and a 9-month-old died in 2015 in Japan
By Physician’s Briefing Staff HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Calico Critters animal figures and sets that were sold with bottle and pacifier accessories are being recalled due to a choking hazard.
Epoch Everlasting Play has recalled more than 3.2 million of the toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.
The Pine Brook, N.J.-based company recalled the flocked animal figures and accessories after three reported incidents, including two deaths. A 2-year-old died in 2018 in New Mexico and a 9-month-old died in 2015 in Japan.
Parents and caregivers should take the recalled bottle and pacifier accessories away from children immediately, CPSC advised.
The bottle accessories were sold in yellow, pink, blue, and orange. One style of the bottle has two yellow handles. The pacifier accessories were sold in yellow, orange, pink, dark pink, blue, and teal.
The products were sold at Walmart, Meijer, and other stores nationwide as well as online at Amazon and Calico Critters from January 2000 through December 2021 for between $10 and $80.
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