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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
June 7, 1993
Release # 93-077

Dangerous Le Roy Pacifiers Recalled

PRODUCT: Hundreds of Le Roy pacifiers sold in the San Francisco Bay Area from February 1993 through April 1993. The pacifiers are 3 inches long and come in either blue, pink, or ivory. The name Le Roy is embossed on the pacifier's shield.

PROBLEM: The pacifiers fail to meet Federal regulations for pacifiers and could fall apart during use causing a fatal choking hazard to infants and young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from infants and young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a refund. Consumers outside the San Francisco Bay area who own one of these pacifiers are requested to contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 to report the names and addresses of the stores where the pacifiers were purchased.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Casa Lucaz Market #3, Casa Felix #2, Cuba Nica, and La Morena, located in San Francisco, CA are voluntarily recalling hundreds of Le Roy Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet Federal regulations for pacifiers and could fall apart during use causing a fatal choking hazard to infants and young children.

The pacifiers come in blue, pink, or ivory and are 3 inches long with the name Le Roy embossed on the pacifier's shield. The pacifier handle 1 1/2 inches round with a cut out of a stork in the center of the ring. The pacifiers were sold in plastic bags that were attached to a cardboard display with the words "Minirey Chupon, Garza Irrompible Con Miel Y Tapa Protectora" and a picture of a baby in the upper right-hand corner of the display. The pacifiers also came with a 1 1/2 inch clear plastic cap that covers the fluid-filled nipple.

The pacifiers were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area from February 1993 to April 1993 for $1.49 each plus tax.

The hazardous pacifiers were made in Mexico and sold to merchants from the rear of a van. The U.S. Customs Service received an anonymous phone call reporting the sale of the violative pacifiers.

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 of the purchase price. Consumers outside the San Francisco Bay area who own one of these pacifiers are requested to contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 to report the names and addresses of the stores where they purchased their pacifiers.

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 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 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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