FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 18, 1991

 

Release # 91-044

 

WASHINGTON, DC -- W.B. Nod & Company of Atlanta, GA is voluntarily recalling approximately two million pacifier holders (Model #CP-301) because of small parts which are a choking hazard. The pacifier holder being recalled is a two-inch by one- inch plastic badge embossed with a rainbow design and the name "Pacifier Pal." On the back of the badge is a safety pin.

The product was sold with three interchangeable multi- colored ribbons with metal snaps at each end for attaching a pacifier. The metal snaps may come loose from the ribbon and could pose a choking hazard to infants.

The pacifier holders were sold nationwide from 1985 until 1989 for about $2.00 each. Neither the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) nor W.B. Nod & Company is aware of any injuries involving this pacifier holder.

Redesigned pacifier holders manufactured and sold by the company since February 1990, and not subject to recall, utilize plastic snaps on the ribbon and have a clip on the back of the badge.

The model number for these pacifier holders not subject to this recall is CP-311.

Consumers having the model CP-301 "Pacifier Pal" pacifier holder should remove the holders from infants and return them directly to W.B. Nod & Company for a replacement with the new product.

Consumers who have any questions about this recall may call W.B. Nod & Company at 1-800-882-8783 or write to W.B. Nod & Company at 7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.

These pacifier holders were imported from China and Turkey and were distributed by W.B. Nod & Company.

The CPSC became aware of the hazardous pacifier holders from a consumer complaint about the product's safety pin opening during use exposing a child to the point of the pin. No injury occurred.

The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 different kinds of consumer products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 30 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.