Hockey pacifiers result in safety recall

Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:43pm EDT
 
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - An attempt to imprint ice hockey fandom on the very, very young has resulted in a product safety recall in Canada.

Baby pacifiers with National Hockey League team logos printed on them are being recalled over fears the handle and nipple parts of the pacifier can separate. That could pose a threat of choking for infants and young children, officials said on Monday.

Canada's health department had one report of the "Little Sport Pacifiers" breaking apart, but no reports of injury, according to The Home Game Inc, the product's distributor.

The pacifiers bear the logos of the NHL's Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks as well as the country's national team, Team Canada.

(Reporting Allan Dowd, editing by Peter Galloway)