April 12, 1990
Consolidated Stores "Bib to Bowl" Pacifiers Recalled
Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Consolidated Stores is
voluntarily recalling 47,520 "bib to bowl" pacifiers because they could present
a fatal suffocation or strangulation hazard.
These pacifiers lack ventilation holes in the guards or shields as required by federal law
to prevent suffocation. They also lack the required warning statement: "Warning-Do
Not Tie Pacifier Around Child's Neck As It Presents a Strangulation Danger."
The pacifiers were imported from Canada and distributed nationwide from May to November
1989. These pacifiers are sold in a blister pack labeled "bib to bowl, STERILIZED
PACIFIER, BIRTH TO 24 MONTHS, 1852037" in English and French.
Although not involved in this consumer recall, the firm also imported a similar "bib
to bowl" pacifier from Canada under product number #1852045. While this model does
contain ventilation holes, and is not being recalled, it lacks the above required warning
statement. Parents are urged not to tie either model around a child's neck because of the
danger of strangulation.
Consumers who bought #1852037 pacifiers without the ventilation holes should take the
pacifier away from infants immediately and return it to an Odd Lots or Big Lots Store for
a refund of the purchase price.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall may contact Consolidated Stores at
The potentially hazardous pacifiers were identified by the State of Kentucky and reported
to CPSC for investigation. Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries
involving this product. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any
possibility of injury.
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