There has been a lot of talk about a Sophie The Giraffe teether recall and in particular to Toys R Us in Canada pulling Sophie the Giraffe Teether from its shelves. As far as we know, Health Canada has never issued a recall on Sophie the Giraffe Teether, and as of January 8th 2011, Sophie the Giraffe Teether is available at Toys R Us in both Canada and the United States.
It seems that the recall on Sophie the Giraffe Teether was an overreaction by some members of internet communities who got information that Toys R Us temporarily pulled them from their shelves because of reports that a Sophie had caused a 2 year old to choke. A rep from Toys R Us said they were temporarily pulled from shelves to err on the side of caution. There was never a recall issued by Health Canada, or by an agency in the United States.
Rest assured Sophie the Giraffe Teether has been available for over 40 years and has stood the test of time. She’s made of natural rubber and is non-toxic. Unlike many of the product made now in China, Sophie is made by hand in France.