3.2M bottle and pacifier accessories recall after two infant deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Epoch Everlasting Play LLC, of Pine Brook, New Jersey, are reporting the recall of more than 3.2 million Calico Critters flocked animal figures and sets which were sold with bottle and pacifier accessories, due to being a potential choking hazard to children, which has resulted in at least two deaths.

The company, according to the CPSC, is aware of one fatal incident involved a two-year-old child in New Mexico in 2018, and a second involving a nine-month-old in 2015 in Japan with a pacifier accessory distributed by Epoch Japan.

The federal agency says consumers should immediately take the recalled bottle and pacifier accessories away from children and contact Epoch Everlasting Play LLC at (800) 631-1272 from 9AM to 5PM weekdays or at productsafety@epocheverlastingplay.com for instructions on how to submit a photo of the recalled bottle and/or pacifier accessory, along with contact information and confirmation of destruction, to receive a free replacement accessory.

The products were sold at Walmart, Meijer, and other stores nationwide, and online at www.calicocritters.com and www.amazon.com from January 2000 through December 2021 for between $10 and $80, according to the CPSC.

Many other recalls of various products also are listed on the CPSC website at https://bit.ly/3EWD3bO.