Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers for Choking, Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2006
Release #07-024
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers for Choking, Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Flashing Pacifiers

Units: About 237,000

Importers/Retailers: 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, Nev.; Vistawholesale.com, of Greencastle, Ind.; Xtreme Jewelry, of New York, N.Y.; Intertradecorp.com, of Cheverly, Md.; Litesrus.com, of San Jose, Calif.; and Dollar Days International LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hazard: These pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The units involved are flashing pacifiers and flashing pacifiers with whistles. The pacifiers are clear or colored purple, blue, pink or green. The pacifiers have five flashing LED lights that are red and blue, red and light green and orange. Some pacifiers are sold with a rainbow cord that is attached to handles, and some cords have breakaway connectors. One pacifier has multi-colored beads on the cords in the shapes of barrels, trains, boats and various animals. Pacifiers were sold in clamshell packages. The packaging has a warning that states they are for "12+ Years" or "6+ Years." Some of the products have a warning on the packaging that they are not a real pacifier, but a practical joke. The chart below lists additional information about the products sold and what is written on the packaging.

 

 

Company Name/ContactTrade NameModel/Bar Code
Rhode Island Novelty
(800) 528-5599
www.rinovelty.com
Flashing Joke Novelty Pacifier Model GL-FLAP5
Hayes Specialties Corp.
(800) 642-9373
www.ehayes.com
"Hot" Flashing Pacifier Bar Code 0 85754 15115 4
My Bargain Bin LLC
(800) 431-1389
www.mybargainbin.com
2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Model FP
Bar Code 7 62656 31137 5
Ravesupply.com
recall@ravesupply.com
Pacifier Necklace Model PAC-STANDARD
Vistawholesale.com
Call collect at (765) 653-0906
www.vistawholesale.com/pacyrecall
2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Blink Pacifier
Xtreme Jewelry
(866) 388-3838
Email: kit@xtremejewelry.com
"Hot" Flashing Pacifier Bar Code 0 12480 01132 8
Intertradecorp.com
(888) 622-7348
www.intertradecorp.com
Flashing Pacifier "I am baby, I need to be loved." Flashing Pacifier
Litesrus.com
Customerservice@litesrus.com
2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace
Dollar Days International LLC
(877) 969-7742
www.dollardays.com
Practical Joke "Hot" Flashing Pacifier

2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle
Bar Code 0 85754 15115 4

Bar Code 7 62656 31137 3

 

Sold at: Novelty shops, toy stores, carnivals, amusement parks and by Web retailers nationwide from January 2003 through September 2006 for between $0.55 and $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these pacifiers away from young children immediately and dispose of them. Consumers can also return the pacifiers to the retailers for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the firm above.

 

Picture of Recalled Flashing Pacifiers