‘Emergency recall’ issued for Amazon product bought by Irish shoppers over suffocation fears

Amazon has issued an “emergency recall” of a baby product over “high risk” suffocation fears.

The retailer is asking customers to immediately stop using the ‘Mushroom Teether Toys for Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Infants, Relieve Sor Gum – BPA-Free Chew Toy’.

40 of these products have already been bought in Ireland to date.

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) alerted consumers to an “emergency measure product recall notice” by Amazon on Thursday.

This high-risk status recall is being carried out across a number of European countries due to a “serious safety risk”, where the mushroom head of the baby soother can flip around creating a very tight suction and cause suffocation of infants, babies and toddlers.

The affected products were listed on the Amazon website since September 24, 2021.

The CCPC is urging consumers who may have purchased one of these products, or received one as a gift, to discontinue use immediately and contact Amazon for further details of what to do next.

The warning marks the first emergency measure notice of 2022 from the consumer protection body.

Such alerts are reserved for “extremely high-risk products”, including those that pose a serious fatality risk.

Amazon's mushroom teether toy.
Amazon’s mushroom teether toy.

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