December 23, 1994


Release # 95-054

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Target Stores of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 15,500 two-pack, decorated Christmas pacifiers.

Target received one report of a nipple separating from the plastic shield of one of the decorated pacifiers. While no injury resulted, the nipple, if separated, presents a possible serious choking hazard to young children.

The pacifiers, packed two to a carton, have a small red rigid handle assembly and a standard-sized, curved, white plastic shield decorated with either Christmas Reindeer, Santas, Elves, or Snowmen. Each pacifier pattern is packaged separately, two pacifiers blister-packed on a red and white card decorated with a reindeer wearing a santa suit labeled, "DECORATED PACIFIERS."

Target Stores sold the pacifiers from October 1994 to December 1994 for $1.25.

Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the pacifiers and return the pacifiers to the nearest Target store for a full refund. For information about this recall, call CPSC at (800) 638-2772 or write Target Stores at 33 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1392 Attention Quality Assurance, CC 13-B.

Neither CPSC nor Target Stores is aware of any injuries involving this pacifier; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.