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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
December 27, 1990 (301) 504-0580
Release # 91-029

Orthodontic Pacifier Recalled

WASHINGTON, DC -- Luv N' Care, Inc., Monroe, LA is voluntarily recalling approximately 16,000 of their "Luv N' Care Orthodontic Pacifiers," item #G-15. During use the nipples may separate creating a fatal choking hazard to young children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The Luv N' Care Orthodontic Pacifier has been found to fail the protrusion test and the nipple integrity test set forth by the CPSC's pacifier requirements.

The pacifier is made of plastic with the required two holes and the word "TIDY" embossed on the outside of the shield. The pacifiers come in solid pastel colors of blue, pink, yellow, and white.

The pacifiers were sold beginning in October 1989 and distributed nationwide.

Retailers were notified by the firm in October 1990 to stop sale of these pacifiers. Consumers are urged to take these pacifiers away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Luv N' Care at (318) 388-4916 or write Luv N' Care at 2813 DeSiard Street, Monroe, LA 71201.

CPSC is aware of three consumer complaints with no injuries regarding Luv N' Care pacifiers.

The CPSC's mission is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The CPSC is the Federal agency responsible for consumer product safety. Some 15,000 types of products fall within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an estimated 30 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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