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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
April 28, 1994
Release # 94-063

Eugene Trading Inc. Recalls Deary Baby Pacifier

PRODUCT: Approximately 194,000 "Deary Baby Rattle Baby Soother Spain Style" pacifiers. The pacifier consists of a pink, yellow, or blue guard or shield and ring with a rubber nipple. The pacifier was sold in a plastic bubble attached to a perforated display panel that reads, "Deary Baby Rattle Baby Soother Spain Style." The packaging also shows a baby with blonde hair using a pacifier. Eugene Trading, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, imported and distributed the pacifiers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Texas.

PROBLEM: The pacifier fails to meet CPSC's pacifier regulations. During testing the nipple separated from the base of the pacifier, and the pacifier guard or shield can penetrate too far into the mouth and does not have ventilation holes. Any one or combination of these deficiencies presents a serious choking hazard to infants and young children.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should return the pacifier to: Eugene Trading Inc., 3841 Broadway Place, Los Angeles, CA 90037 for a refund of the purchase price; or destroy and throw out the pacifier.

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announces the recall of the "Deary Baby Rattle Baby Soother Spain Style" pacifier that fails to comply with CPSC's pacifier regulations. Between August 1992, and November 1993, Eugene Trading Inc., of Los Angeles, sold approximately 194,000 of the pacifiers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Texas.

The Commission and Eugene Trading Inc. urge consumers to return the pacifier to: Eugene Trading Inc., 3841 Broadway Place, Los Angeles, CA 90037 for a refund of the purchase price; or destroy and throw out the pacifier.

The pacifier fails to meet CPSC's pacifier regulations. The nipple separates from the base of the pacifier, and the pacifier guard or shield can penetrate too far into the mouth and does not have ventilation holes. Any one or combination of these deficiencies presents a serious choking hazard to infants and young children. CPSC staff is not aware of any choking incidents involving the pacifier, but believes that the choking hazard and likelihood of injury is high.

The pacifier consists of a pink, yellow, or blue guard or shield and ring with a rubber nipple. The pacifier is packaged in a plastic bubble attached to a perforated display panel that reads, "Deary Baby Rattle Baby Soother Spain Style." The packaging also shows a baby with blonde hair using a pacifier.

CPSC is announcing this safety 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 noncomplying pacifier was discovered by a CPSC employee while shopping in Germantown, Maryland.

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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