|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2000
Release # 00-121
|Playtex Recall Hotline: (800) 522-8230
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Playtex Contact: Martin Petersen, (201) 785-8080
Playtex Products Voluntarily Announces Pacifier Recall in Cooperation with CPSC
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playtex Products Inc., of Westport, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million Classic Patterns "Cherubs" and Soft Comfort latex pacifiers. Because the latex is aging faster than normal, the nipple can detach from the shield, presenting a choking hazard to babies.
Playtex has received 21 reports of pacifier nipples detaching from the shields. No injuries have been reported.
Only Classic Patterns "Cherubs" and Soft Comfort latex pacifiers are being recalled. The Classic Patterns pacifiers have the word "Cherubs" embossed in bold block letters on the colored knob of the pacifier shield. The Soft Comfort pacifiers have a soft, butterfly- shaped shield, available with or without a swivel handle. The word "Playtex" is embossed on the pacifier's swivel handle. The pacifiers come in a variety of colors and designs. They were packaged individually or in sets of two.
|UPC Code||Product Name|
|078300-05448-1||Soft Comfort Pacifier - 1 Pack|
|078300-05442-9||Soft Comfort Angled Orthodontic Pacifier - 1 Pack|
|078300-05528-0||Soft Comfort Pacifier - 2 Pack|
|078300-05529-7||Soft Comfort Angled Orthodontic Pacifier - 2 Pack|
|078300-01023-4||Classic Patterns/Cherubs Oval Pacifier - 1 Pack|
|078300-01118-7||Classic Patterns/Cherubs Angled Orthodontic Pacifier - 1 Pack|
|078300-01024-1||Classic Patterns/Cherubs Oval Pacifier - 2 Pack|
|078300-01128-6||Classic Patterns/Cherubs Angled Orthodontic Pacifier - 2 Pack|
|078300-01041-8||Classic Patterns/Cherubs Pacifier & Holder Set|
Stores nationwide sold the pacifiers before June 2000 for about $2 to $4, depending on whether it was a single or double pack.
Consumers should stop using the recalled pacifiers immediately and return them directly to Playtex for a free replacement pacifier or a $3 coupon toward the purchase of another Playtex infant feeding or soothing product. Consumers should send the pacifiers to Playtex Pacifiers, Playtex Products Inc., 20 Troy Road, Whippany, NJ 07981. Playtex will reimburse consumers for postage. For more information, call Playtex toll-free at (800) 522-8230 or visit their web site at www.playtexbaby.com/recall.htm.
No other Playtex pacifier is involved in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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