Sophie the Giraffe Recall

Kim - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I heard Sophie the Giraffe is really good for teething...

but I also heard there was a Sophie the Giraffe recall??

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Amber - posted on 08/09/2011

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Both my 3year old smelt 14 month old have one. Neither use it for chewing anymore. In fact my eldest tends to play with both now for imaginative play but as above you inspect anything that goes in the mouth for damage on a regular basis and by the age of two they shout know when to stop chewing something as it is broken or is that just my children?!? And as above parents pay attention to your kids! It would take a lot of effort to chew through a Sophie and would take a lot of time so what were the parents doing in all this time?

Nicole - posted on 01/24/2009

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it figures that because a two yr old chews through sophie the giraffe (why a 2 yr old has one with teeth i dunno) they\'re going to recall it because its a great toy.....cmon people pay attention to your children...

Glendeen - posted on 01/23/2009

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wow! thank you for that information... i have not even heard of the sophie the giraffe recall and my daughter loves hers.

Charlotte - posted on 08/06/2011

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I get sick to my stomach from the rubber smell, we bought one for my daughter last weekend and I was sick the whole weekend...now she only gets to play with it right before bathtime and not near me lol.

Angélique - posted on 01/23/2009

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The reason for the Sophie the Giraffe recall is because a TWO year old chewed it and choked in it... My son still has his. As soon as he is able to chew through something like that, obviously, I will take it away - but for now, he LOVES Sophie the Giraffe:)

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That's a good point by Angelique. My 16-mth-old has lots of teeth now & I inspect his soothers, teethers & toys for any signs of damage very regularly. I throw things out even if there's a tiny hairline rip or crack. He only had gums when he was chewing on Sophie the Giraffe so she's in excellent shape.

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The blog entry below might help:



(Taken fr http://www.thisgirlwearsglasses.com/2008...)



"I just spoke to a Manager at Toys R Us Canada and they have been notified by their Head Office to pull ‘Sophie’ off their shelves ACROSS CANADA.  The product has been removed from their shelves and is no longer available for purchase.



Health Canada has not issued a recall or product warning but according to the representative at Toys R Us “the product is under assessment and they like to err of the side of caution.” There have been several reports of choking incidents and other toy stores have also pulled the product from their shelves."



 



Another source:



http://blog.canadianparents.com/thisgirl...



Personally, I still have the Sophie giraffe around for my 16-mth-old. He doesn't really use it for teething anymore but he loves the squeaky sound it makes.

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That's a good point by Angelique. My 16-mth-old has lots of teeth now & I inspect his soothers, teethers & toys for any signs of damage very regularly. I throw things out even if there's a tiny hairline rip or crack. He only had gums when he was chewing on Sophie the Giraffe so she's in excellent shape.

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