April 7, 2005
Release #05-151
Firm's Contact: (800) 837-6527


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Flashing Pacifier or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace

Units: About 24,000

Importer/Wholesaler: Solar Inc. of Tappan, N.Y.

Hazard: The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled pacifier necklace consists of a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3-inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of the nipple is used as a blow hole for the whistle. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. "Flashing Pacifier" or "2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace" is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.

Sold at: Small retail stores, distributors, dollar stores and on Solar's Web site from January 2004 through February 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should discard the pacifiers or return them to the place where purchased to obtain a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Solar Inc. toll-free at (800) 837-6527 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at

Picture of Recalled Pacifier