The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently reported that certain items used to feed young children have been recalled over a possible choking hazard.
The recall campaign announced by the federal agency has indicated that the PouchPop Topper, a silicone topper that is used to allow infants to feed themselves, may come with tubes that could become detached from the round base. If that occurs while the child is feeding his or herself, the silicon topper may end up choking the child. To prevent this type of incident, consumers with the devices must stop allowing their children to use the items.
Thousands of Children Impacted by Recall
The CPSC has stated that over 6,000 units of these products were sold nationwide between May and September of 2014. PouchPops are made of silicone and come in a four-pack. The items come in green, red, orange, and yellow. Their base is round and the tube stem is attached to it. According to the consumer product safety agency, the “SipP” logo can be seen on the circular base of the device.
The product impacted by this particular recall has been linked to at least four reports of incidents involving the tube breaking above the base. While that has occurred a few times, no injuries linked to the incidents were reported.
If you were impacted by this recall, do not allow your child to keep using the PouchPop toppers. Contact the manufacturer Performance Packaging and make sure the company knows where you are so that you can receive a replacement part for free. Consumers impacted by this recall are also allowed to request a refund instead of a replacement.
If you need more information on this particular recall, follow this link to read the official announcement issued by the CPSC. Avoiding incidents involving consumer products involves making sure that recalls are not ignored. Stay on top of recall news issued by the CPSC so that you’re protected.