FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2000
Release # 01-047
Pacifier Recall Hotline: (800) 676-0462
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

CPSC and Small Beginnings Inc. Announce Recall of "Pacee" Pacifiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Small Beginnings Inc., of Hesperia, Calif., is recalling about 16,000 pacifiers. The pacifiers failed CPSC testing standards. These pacifiers present a choking hazard to infants.

CPSC and Small Beginnings are not aware of any injuries involving these pacifiers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The "Pacee" pacifiers are aqua blue with a soft, butterfly- shaped shield and semi-circle tab handle. "Pacee" and "Small Beginnings" are imprinted on the shield along with the firm's toll-free number. They are packaged in a plastic bag and labeled "Small Beginnings" and "pacee." Also on the bag is a picture of a baby sleeping with a teddy bear.

Various hospitals and medical supply distributors sold these pacifiers nationwide from October 1999 through April 2000 for about $1.

Consumers should take the pacifiers away from infants immediately, and return them to the firm for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Small Beginnings at (800) 676-0462 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Picture of Pacee Pacifiers