FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NOVEMBER 6, 1992

 

Release # 93-013


PRODUCT: Approximately 165,400 "2 ULTRA KIP Pacifiers Infant Size," model 1201 sold nationwide from January 1990 to September 1992 for approximately $2.99 each.

PROBLEM: The pacifiers may break during use producing small parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from infants and young children immediately and return the pacifiers to the place of purchase for a full refund.

WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Kiddie Products, Inc. of Avon, MA is voluntarily recalling approximately 165,400 "2 ULTRA KIP Pacifiers Infant Size," model number 1201. The pacifiers may break during use, producing small parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.

The pacifiers have a white plastic shield with a green or blue plug on the back and a latex nipple in the front. Engraved on the white shield is the statement "(C)'90 the first years." A yellow duck or a white and purple dog are printed on the plug.

The package reads in part: "Ultra KIP Pacifiers, The First Years, non-toxic, Made in Germany."

The pacifiers were sold nationwide from January 1990 to September 1992 for approximately $2.99 each.

Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. However, CPSC received one consumer complaint when the nipple detached from a pacifier being used by a three-month-old child. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous pacifiers were reported to CPSC by Kiddie Products, Inc.

Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from infants and young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Kiddie Products toll-free at 1-800-533-6708.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.