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Hobby Lobby Recalls Infant Pacifier Holders Due to Choking Hazard


Recall Date: May 12, 2016

Recall Number: 16-160

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Pacifier holders

Hazard: The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pacifier holders and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: Hobby Lobby Stores at 800-326-7931from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the “Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 12,900

Description: This recall involves Little Wishes Summer Plush Pacifier Holder, including the Blue Whale, item number 5202601, and the Pink Octopus, item number 5725213. The pacifier holders are made of a plush fabric, stuffed with fiber, measure approximately 4.5 inches by 2 inches and have a 10-inch ribbon attached to the body. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag. “Hobby Lobby 9123069” is printed on the front and back of the sewn-in label.

Incidents/Injuries: Hobby Lobby has received one report of the whale fin detaching from the pacifier holder. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016 for about $5.

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.