The Israel Economy Ministry’s Commissioner of Standards and Industry has warned the public not to give decorated pacifiers to babies, Arutz Sheva reported on Wednesday.
The decorations sometimes come in the form of beads or stickers, which can be a choking risk if they come loose while the pacifier is being used.
Adding decorations, ornaments, or stickers is prohibited by national safety regulations.
The issue arose when the National Center for Children’s Safety and Health ‘Beterem’ called it to the Ministry’s attention after decorated pacifiers were spotted being sold in Bat Yam. The Commissioner of Standards ordered a halt of the production and sale of those pacifiers and put out its general warning.