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Millions of Chinese-made toys recalled across the US after they resulted in deaths of children

These toys were formerly sold by Amazon and Walmart and were recalled earlier this week.

Published: March 11, 2023 10:01am

Updated: March 11, 2023 2:42pm

Chinese-manufactured Calico Critters toys resulted in the deaths of an infant and a toddler, resulting in 3.2 million of the objects being recalled in the United States.

These toys were formerly sold on Amazon and Walmart and were recalled earlier this week.  

According to a recent notice published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, these Calico Critters are a choking hazard to children. 

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Epoch Everlasting Play LLC, of Pine Brook, New Jersey, are announcing the recall of all Calico Critters flocked animal figures and sets that were sold with bottle and pacifier accessories, which totals more than 3.2 million units," the notice reads. "The bottle and pacifier accessories pose a choking hazard to children."

Epoch Everlasting Play is a company based in New Jersey that imports the products, according to the CPSC. 

The CPSC stated that these toys were sold in a set with a pacifier and baby bottle and advised parents to keep them away from their small children as they are a choking hazard. 

"Epoch Everlasting Play LLC is aware of three incidents involving the pacifier accessory, including two deaths," the notice states. "One fatal incident involved a 2-year-old child in 2018 in New Mexico, and the other fatal incident involved a 9-month-old child in 2015 in Japan (with a pacifier accessory distributed by Epoch Japan).

"Take the recalled bottle and pacifier accessories away from children immediately and contact Epoch Everlasting Play LLC for instructions on how to submit a photo of the recalled bottle and/or pacifier accessory along with contact information and confirmation of destruction to receive a free replacement accessory." 

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