|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|July 15, 1991
|Release # 91-094
Luv n' Care Ltd. Recalls Pacifiers
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Luv n' Care Ltd. of Monroe, LA, is voluntarily
recalling 620,512 pacifiers because they failed to meet CPSC's mandatory safety
requirements for pacifiers. These failures included nipples coming off when tested by
CPSC, and the lack of the required warning statement, "Warning-Do Not Tie Pacifier
Around Child's Neck as it Presents a Strangulation Danger" on the packaging's main
Pacifiers affected by this recall include model numbers: G24, P8, P24, P20, P20/2, P21,
P22, P25, P26, P27, P42, P43, P45, P46, P47, and P52. On the outside surface of the
pacifier shields are the words "Luv n' Care." Balloons, animal characters, or
trains may also be printed on the pacifier shields. These pacifiers have a small
unmoveable loop on the end instead of a handle. Some models come with a hard plastic
Pacifiers with a large moveable loop handle are not being recalled except for the P8
pacifier which has a round white shield that has no printed decorations on it.
These pacifiers were sold nationwide from January 1990 to April 1991 and sold for between
$.79 and $2.00 each. They were sold in retail chains, discount stores, catalog outlets,
and toy stores where infant items were sold, including Eckerd Drugs, J.C. Penney and
The pacifiers were made and distributed by Luv n' Care. Consumers are urged to take the
pacifiers away from babies and 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 the Consumer Relations Department, Luv n' Care at (318) 388-4916.
CPSC learned about these potentially hazardous pacifiers through consumer complaints
received by the agency.
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 of consumer products fall within the
Commission's jurisdiction. Each year these products are involved in an estimated 28.5
million injuries and 21,600 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
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