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|Release # 92-021
Pacifiers on Necklaces Recalled
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Claire's Boutiques, Inc., of Wood Dale, IL is
voluntarily recalling 5,943 units of two latex pacifiers sold with a beaded or chain
necklace attached to the handle of the pacifiers.
Pacifiers hung around children's necks have become entangled on projections, such as crib
or playpen cornerposts, causing strangulation. Pacifiers sold in this manner are in
violation of the Requirements for Pacifiers administered by the CPSC. These requirements
state that no pacifier shall be sold or distributed with ribbon, string, cord, chain,
twine, leather, yarn or similar attachments. Further, each pacifier shall be labeled,
"Warning-Do Not Tie Pacifier Around Child's Neck as it Presents a Strangulation
The pacifiers are clear or amber colored and were sold without any packaging.
Claire's Boutiques sold the pacifiers nationwide beginning in January 1991 for $4.00 each.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
An alert consumer reported the violative pacifiers to CPSC. Consumers are urged to
immediately remove the chains from the pacifiers. Consumers can return the chains to the
store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions
about this recall may contact Claire's Boutiques, Inc. on (708) 860-5400.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that are associated each year with the 15,000 different types
of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
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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