June 5, 1996


Release # 96-142

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Lerma Import, of Fort Worth, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 pacifiers imported from Mexico. The pacifiers are banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because they can break apart, releasing small parts, which present a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Lerma Import are not aware of any injuries associated with these pacifiers. CPSC requested that Lerma Import conduct this recall to prevent the possibility of injury. CPSC identified the hazardous pacifiers during routine surveillance.

The pacifiers, measuring three inches long and approximately 1.5 inches across the base, are blue or white plastic with a yellow nipple. The pacifiers have a circular handle. The shield is labeled "Jaloma." The nipples are filled with a sugary substance.

The pacifiers are packaged in individual cellophane bags displayed on a cardboard header labeled in part, "NUEVO CHUPON *** NEW PACIFIER *** HECHO en MEXICO *** Laboratories Jaloma, S. A. de C. V. *** Aguiles Serdan 438 Guadalajara 44380 Ja.***." Retail stores in the Dallas, Texas area sold the pacifiers from May 1995 through May 1996 for $.25 each.

Consumers should immediately take the pacifiers away from small children and return the pacifiers to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Lerma Import at (336) 841-6000.