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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
November 6, 1992
Release # 93-013

Kiddie Products Recalls Infant Pacifiers

PRODUCT: Approximately 165,400 model 1201 "2 ULTRA KIP Pacifiers Infant Size," which were sold nationwide from January 1990 to September 1992 for approximately $2.99 each.

PROBLEM: The pacifiers may break during use producing small parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from infants and young children immediately and return the pacifiers to the place of purchase for a full refund.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kiddie Products, Inc. of Avon, MA is voluntarily recalling approximately 165,400 "2 ULTRA KIP Pacifiers Infant Size," model number 1201. The pacifiers may break during use, producing small parts that could be a fatal choking hazard to young children.

The pacifiers have a white plastic shield with a green or blue plug on the back and a latex nipple in the front. Engraved on the white shield is the statement "(C)'90 the first years." A yellow duck or a white and purple dog are printed on the plug.

The package reads in part: "Ultra KIP Pacifiers, The First Years, non-toxic, Made in Germany."

The pacifiers were sold nationwide from January 1990 to September 1992 for approximately $2.99 each.

No injuries involving this product have been reported. However, CPSC received one consumer complaint when the nipple detached from a pacifier being used by a three-month-old child. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The potentially hazardous pacifiers were reported to CPSC by Kiddie Products, Inc.

Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from infants and young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Kiddie Products toll-free at 1-800-533-6708.

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 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 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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