|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|December 31, 1984|
|Release # 84-071|
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Monterey Laboratories, Inc., of Las Vegeas, Nevada today announced a voluntary recall affecting approximately 143 dozen pacifiers whose nipple may tear away from the pacifier while in use. The potential defect could result in a child either swallowing the nipple or inhaling the nipple into its windpipe. The design of the INF-920 has now been improved so that this potentially hazardous condition has been eliminated. Neither CPSC or Monterey has received reports of any injuries to consumers resulting from this potential defect.
The recall is limited to certain Pur Model INF-920 regular shaped baby pacifiers distributed by Monterey and sold prior to December 11, 1984. Other Pur pacifiers and nipples, and all INF-920's purchased after December 11,1984, are unaffected by the recall. The 920 is made entirely of transparent plastic and silicon. The pacifier's shield has three ventilation holes molded into it, and the word "Pur" and the number "0","1","2" or "3" in raised lettering on the underside. It sells for between $1.49 and $1.69 at retail. There are no date codes or serial numbers by which potentially defective units can be differentiated from units which have no problems, so consumers should check to see if the store where they purchase the unit has a recall notice posted. If a notice is posted, the unit may have the potential problem and should be returned to that store. If there is no notice in the store, units may be returned by mail to Monterey.
Any consumer with any doubt about whether an INF-920 he or she has purchased is one of the affected units may return it for a free replacement unit to the place or purchase, if a recall notice is posted there. If no recall notice is posted, the pacifier can be returned to Monterey at P.O. Box 15129, Las Vegas, Nevada 89114. Monterey will pay the postage on any units returned to it, and will provide a replacement pacifier and two free nipples.
Consumers wishing further information may call Monterey Laboratories at 702-876-3888 or the CPSC toll free Hotline at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.
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