CPSC recalls 237,000 pacifiers

Nov. 3, 2006 at 1:36 PM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says 237,000 so-called flashing pacifiers, sold by various retailers, are being recalled.

Although no injuries or incidents have been reported, these pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers, the CPSC said.

"The nipple can separate from the shield easily, posing a choking hazard. Some pacifiers were sold with necklaces that pose a strangulation hazard, and one of the necklaces has beads that can come loose, which poses an aspiration hazard. Though they are marketed for older children, they could be given to babies, and can cause serious injury or death."

The affected pacifiers were sold by the following: Rhode Island Novelty of Providence, R.I.; Hayes Specialties Corp. of Saginaw, Mich.; My Bargain Bin LLC. of New Castle, Del.; Ravesupply.com of Las Vegas; Vistawholesale.com of Greencastle, Ind.; Xtreme Jewelry of New York; Intertradecorp.com of Cheverly, Md.; Litesrus.com of San Jose, Calif.; and Dollar Days International LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Questions may be directed to the CPSC at (800) 638-2772.

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