Tommee Tippee has recalled its new style of Super Soft Comforters – aged 12 months+ – because of a potential choking hazard.
The company says on its website:
“Since a relaunch of this product in May we’ve received feedback from some parents concerned about potential problems caused by the shield being smaller than before.
We’ve taken these reports very seriously, so have carried out a full investigation to reconfirm that we were happy the item met our requirements on safety. The new design does meet the mandatory Australian safety standards, but our objective is that our comforters should go beyond that to ensure our customers are using the safest possible products.
We have concluded that this comforter does not meet that objective, and it is therefore not something we are happy to continue selling. We will be redesigning it with a larger shield.
We fully appreciate that some little ones will be very dependent on their comforter, so we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. The safety and reliability of this product is however our overriding concern, so we hope you can understand why we have decided recalling the product is the right thing to do.”
The company says anyone with the dummy can return it to the company for a full refund or replacement. Parents are warned NOT to continue using the dummy, even if they feel their child is dependent on it.
They also stress that the older model, pictured here, is not affected:
For more information, visit the Tommee Tippee website here.