FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

April 12, 1990

(301) 504-7908

Release # 90-070

 

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Consolidated Stores, of Columbus, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 47,520 "bib to bowl" pacifiers because they could present a fatal suffocation or strangulation hazard.

These pacifiers lack ventilation holes in the guards or shields as required by federal law to prevent suffocation. They also lack the required warning statement: "Warning-Do Not Tie Pacifier Around Child's Neck As It Presents a Strangulation Danger."

The pacifiers were imported from Canada and distributed nationwide from May to November 1989. These pacifiers are sold in a blister pack labeled "bib to bowl, STERILIZED PACIFIER, BIRTH TO 24 MONTHS, 1852037" in English and French.

Although not involved in this consumer recall, the firm also imported a similar "bib to bowl" pacifier from Canada under product number #1852045. While this model does contain ventilation holes, and is not being recalled, it lacks the above required warning statement. Parents are urged not to tie either model around a child's neck because of the danger of strangulation.

Consumers who bought #1852037 pacifiers without the ventilation holes should take the pacifier away from infants immediately and return it to an Odd Lots or Big Lots Store for a refund of the purchase price.

Consumers with additional questions about this recall may contact Consolidated Stores at (614) 278-6800.

The potentially hazardous pacifiers were identified by the State of Kentucky and reported to CPSC for investigation. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any possibility of injury.