Choking risk for babies: These silicone teething rings have just been recalled

Posted in Safety.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued an urgent product recall for a teething ring and chain ensemble which poses a choking risk for babies.

Love Your Cub recalled teethers

Choking hazard

The Love Your Cub Silicone Teether with Bonus Chain has been deemed dangerous by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), who issued a recall on June 21.

The recall is for four of Love Your Cub’s silicone teethers – a peace sign in mint, peace sign in blue, a rainbow and a ship’s wheel.

Basically if you have one of this company’s teething products, and it has a chain and beads (!) attached, do not give it to your child.

Doesn’t comply with safety standards

Unfortunately these teethers have been manufactured and marketed without optimal safety in mind.

The ACCC tell us “the product does not comply with the requirements of the ban on baby dummy chains with unsafe decorations, Consumer Protection Notice No. 34 of 2011. The product exceeds the required length, and small parts are able to be detached. The chain should not be attached to teether.”

These teethers pose a serious choking hazard to babies, as the small parts can detach and be swallowed.

Where were they sold?

This product was sold nationally very recently – between 1 May 20178 June 2017.

It was on sale at selected health food and health product stores, chemists and pharmacies, independent grocery stores, organics stores and naturopathy centres.

What to do if you have one of these teethers

The ACCC advises parents to immediately stop using this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you need to organise a refund on this item, but no longer have it in your possession, contact Love Your Cub or their distributor Unique Health Products directly to sort your refund out.

Love Your Cub: 
Unique Health Products : 1800 787 904

You can view the full recall at the ACCC website.

Have you purchased one of these teething products and had problems with it?



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