Tommee Tippee has recalled the latest version of their Super Soft Comforters 12+ following concerns about the product’s safety.
The company has reported that since the product’s redesign and relaunch in May they have received feedback from parents worried about potential dangers caused by the smaller shield.
The ACCC Product Safety Recall report states that if a child takes the entire comforter into their mouth it could, because of the shield and teat size combination, position itself in the back of the mouth and may pose a choking risk.
Product Recall information – Tommee Tippee Super Soft Comforters 12m+
Which comforters have been recalled?
The affected Tommee Tippee Super Soft Comforters age 12m+ were available from late May 2016 and the packaging features the SKU number 270145 and batch code 09116JC, 08516JC, or 12316JC.
If you don’t have the packaging but purchased the dummy from May onwards then you can compare your dummy with the image above. The shield of the comforter is rounded and measures 50 millimetres across. The previous version of the same product line, which is still available at some retailers, has not been recalled. Its shield is more rectangular shaped and measures 56 millimetres across.
What do you do if you’ve purchased the affected dummy?
If you have this comforter you should stop using it immediately. You will need proof of purchase – the dummy itself or the receipt – and you will need to fill out a short form on the Tommee Tippee website.
You will be given the option of a replacement or refund. If you don’t have access to the internet you can call 1800 096 938.
What if your baby really loves this comforter?
The company has urged parents to stop using this particular comforter immediately but understands that some babies depend on their comforters. They have found a few online stores that are still selling the previous version of this comforter – the one with the larger shield – and they have listed them on their website.
Where to for more information?
To find out more and to submit your refund or replacement request visit the Tommee Tippee website www.tommeetippee.com.au/comforter-recall or phone 1800 096 938.