FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
May 16, 1989  
Release # 89-038
 

WASHINGTON -- Some 3,600 "Mother's Helper" pacifier holders sold nationwide in retail stores between October 1987 and August 1988 are being voluntarily recalled by Steven Barrie and Company of Warminster Pa., because of a potential choking hazard to young children.

The recalled pacifier holders are various-shaped, two-inch plastic discs with a swivel metal clip attached for fastening the holder to the infant's shirt, sleepwear, blanket, etc. The metal clip may come loose from the disc and could pose a choking hazard to infants.

The words "Mother's Helper 1986 Steven Barrie & Co., Inc., Ivyland, PA. U.S.A." are embossed on the back.

The company said its recalled holders have raised, multi-colored designs and letters on the front of the disc which read "I'm a 10," "I'M A BOY," or "Hot Stuff." Neither the company nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of any injuries associated with the recalled pacifier holders.

Re-designed pacifier holders manufactured and sold by the company since August 1988 have a smooth, flat decal with multi-colored pictures and messages on the front of the discs.

Consumers having the older "Mother's Helper" pacifier holders should remove the holders from infants and toddlers, then return the product to the store for a full refund of the purchase price. Holders may also be sent directly to Steven Barrie & Company, 1055A Louis Drive, Warminster, PA 18970 for a refund of the purchase price and postage.