|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|September 27, 1991
|Release # 91-120
Playskool Recalls Sesame
Street & Happy Face Animal Pacifiers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Playskool Baby, Inc., a
subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., has informed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) that it is voluntarily recalling its Sesame Street Big Bird pacifier, #3680/3682,
and its Happy Face Animal mouse and elephant pacifiers, #3185/3188.
Playskool Baby has determined that the pacifiers may separate, creating small parts that
could present a choking hazard. Approximately 844,000 of these pacifiers have been sold
nationwide since 1989.
Although the pacifiers have passed all Federal test requirements, Playskool Baby has
received 41 complaints in 1991 from consumers and, in the interest of children's safety,
has decided to recall the pacifiers. The firm has received no reports of serious injury.
Consumers should return Sesame Street Big Bird pacifiers and Happy Face Animal mouse and
elephant pacifiers to Playskool Baby, Inc., Consumer Service Department, 200 Narragansett
Park Drive, P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket, RI 02862-2000 for a free alternate replacement
pacifier. Consumers may also return the pacifiers to the retailer for a refund.
For further information about this voluntary recall, consumers may call toll-free
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this voluntary recall as part of
its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated
with consumer products.
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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
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