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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
March 28, 1991 (301) 504-0580
Release # 91-053

Orthodontic Pacifiers Recalled by Tiny Treasures of Memphis

WASHINGTON, DC -- Tiny Treasures of Memphis, TN is voluntarily recalling the Orthodontic Pacifier, Model G-15, marketed with four of their baby products because it may break during use causing the nipple and/or handle to separate and become a fatal choking hazard to young children. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The pacifier is made of all white plastic with the required two holes and the word "TIDY" embossed on the outside of the shield and was included with the following four baby products:

  • Paci-Finder #2018 (sold 1,274 at $5.00 each)
  • Infant Basket #2019 (sold 413 at $16.00 each)
  • Duck Layette Basket #2101 (sold 26 at $24.00 each)
  • Bow Layette Basket #2201 (sold 26 at $24.00 each)


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 replacement pacifier or a refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Tiny Treasures at 901-367-4804 or write Tiny Treasures at 3674 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38118.

These potentially hazardous pacifiers were discovered by CPSC during routine surveillance in the marketplace.

These baby products were sold in retail and discount stores nationwide from April to June 1990.

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 different types consumer 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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