FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 8, 1995

 

Release # 95-117


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CPSC, Paci-Faces Inc. of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 35,000 pacifiers. Paci-Face received a consumer complaint of a nipple separating from its plastic shield , which presents a choking hazard to young children.

The plastic pacifiers were sold in three styles: the Mustache pacifier (model number 00001) resembles a black handlebar mustache and red bottom lip; the Lip pacifier (model number 00002); and the Smile (model number 00003) pacifier with two large lips with two rows of teeth showing. The pacifiers, which measure 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall, have a beige rubber nipple and two air holes that are approximately .125 inches in diameter situated on each side of the nipple. A label on the pacifiers' back shield reads, in part, "MADE IN CHINA 1986 Paci-face, Inc. Patent pending." Pacifiers that are date coded "5/1/95" or later on the back of the blister card are not involved in this recall.

Consumers can identify the plastic blister packages in which the pacifiers were sold by the labeling which reads, in part, "PACIFACES Pacifiers with Character! . . ." The pacifiers were sold by Target Stores nationwide and other retailers from January 1994 to June 1994 for about $3.00.

Consumers should take the pacifiers away from young children immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund of the purchase price. For more information, consumers with any questions can call Paci-Faces at (800) 642-2504 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDST.