March 03, 1988  
Release # 88-013

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Baby Buddies Inc., 615 Jasmine Avenue North, Suite I, Tarpon Springs, Florida is recalling early models of Baby Buddy Clip-On pacifier holders because they present a potential choking hazard.

While neither the Consumer Product Safety Commission nor Baby Buddies know of any injuries involving these pacifier holders, consumers are urged to take the pacifier holder away from babies immediately and return them for a replacement to the retail store where they were purchased or to Baby Buddies, Inc.

The BABY BUDDIES pacifier holders involved in this recall include the following color combinations:

- Pink ribbon/white bear,

- baby blue ribbon/baby blue bear,

- yellow ribbon/brown bear,

- red ribbon/white bear (preen scarf around bear's neck)

- and red ribbon/brown bear (green scarf around bear's neck).

The recalled models of the BABY BUDDY can be distinguished from the new model now being sold by looking at the back of the clip. The new model uses a clip with two round (l/4" diameter) holes in the back. The units being recalled have no holes in the clip.

Approximately 9,000 of these pacifier holders were distributed nationwide from March 1986 through March 1987. The pacifier holders sell for approximately $3.95 each.

Then CPSC tested these pacifier holders the small bear figure separated from the strap which in turn could present a potential choking hazard if swallowed by infants.

Consumers who want additional information on this recall may call Baby Buddies, Inc., at 813-934-2359. To report an unsafe consumer product or to receive safety information, consumers may call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A Teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.