|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|February 7, 1984|
|Release # 84-011|
Washington, D.C. --In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Evenflo Products Company, Ravenna, Ohio, today announced the voluntary recall of "Li'l Squeaker" pacifiers. CPSC laboratory tests indicate that on some pacifiers from Taiwan it is possible to pull the pacifier from its shield which could present a potential suffocation and choking hazard.
The suspect pacifiers can be identified by "Taiwan" printed on the under side of the shield, or by "Made in Taiwan" printed on their blister cards. The shields are orange, blue, or yellow, round, and have three vent holes. There is a white squeaker on the handle end of the pacifier. Approximately 16,000 pacifiers were sold during October, November, and December, 1983. "Li'l Squeaker" pacifiers made in Hong Kong are not involved.
Although there have been no incidents involving these particular pacifiers, CPSC and Evenflo have determined that because of the potential for injury, recall is in the public interest.
Consumers are advised to return these pacifiers to their place of purchase for a full refund. They may also be returned directly to Evenflo Products Company, 771 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266, for a full refund including postage.
For further information, consumers may call CPSC's toll free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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