An urgent safety recall has been issued for a popular baby teething toy 6 months ago

An urgent safety recall has been issued for a popular baby teething toy

"Extremely high-risk product."

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued an emergency recall for a popular teether toy for babies due to the high risk of suffocation.

The recall relates to Amazon and their recalling of the "Mushroom Teether Toys for Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Infants, Relieve Sore Gum – BPA-Free Chew Toy."

The teething toy has been sold on the Amazon platform since 24 September 2021, and according to the CCPC, there are currently around 40 affected products in the Republic of Ireland.

'Serious suffocation risk'

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The recall came after a safety issue was identified, where the mushroom head of the soother can flip around creating a very tight suction which causes a suffocation risk.

The CCPC said parents should stop using the soothers immediately and contact Amazon for further details of what to do next and how to get a refund.

Alerted to the CCPC via the EU-wide RAPEX product safety information sharing system, this recall represents the first emergency measure notice of 2022, a safety warning status reserved for extremely high-risk products, including those that pose a serious fatality risk.

This high-risk status recall is being carried out across a number of European countries due to the serious safety risk.

Visit ccpc.ie for full information and details of what to do next if you have been affected.