The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued an emergency recall for a teether toy for babies due to the high risk of suffocation.

Online retailer Amazon is recalling the "Mushroom Teether Toys for Newborn Babies, Toddlers, Infants, Relieve Sore Gum – BPA-Free Chew Toy," sold on its platform since 24 September 2021.

A safety issue has been identified where the mushroom head of the soother can flip around creating a very tight suction which causes a suffocation risk.

There are around 40 affected products in the Republic of Ireland.

The soother poses a suffocation risk

The CCPC said parents should stop using the soothers immediately and contact Amazon or other place of purchase for a refund.

Alerted to the CCPC via the EU-wide RAPEX product safety information sharing system, this recall represents the first emergency measure notice of 2022, a safety warning status reserved for extremely high-risk products, including those that pose a serious fatality risk.