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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
June 15, 1994
Release # 94-094

Four Seasons General Merchandise Recalls "Diplomat Pacifiers"

PRODUCT: Approximately 7,800 "Diplomat Pacifiers," imported by Four Seasons General Merchandise. The pacifier has a ring type handle attached to the pacifier base. The pacifier nipple has "Latex Pur" embossed on the side. They were sold two to a package; one blue and one pink. The front panel of the packaging has pink and white stripes. On the packaging the words "Diplomat 2 Pacifiers" are printed in the upper left corner and in the upper right corner is a picture of an infant with a pacifier in its mouth. The pacifiers were imported from Taiwan and distributed to stores throughout the central and western United States between January and September 1993. Each package sold for 99 cents.

PROBLEM: The pacifiers are being recalled because they fail to meet pacifier safety regulations. Pacifier safety regulations require pacifier shields to have ventilation holes to prevent small children from suffocating. In addition, the pacifiers' packaging did not have the required warning statement, "Warning - Do Not Tie Pacifier Around Child's Neck."

WHAT TO DO: Take the pacifiers away from young children and return the pacifiers to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Four Seasons General Merchandise at (213) 582-4444.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Four Seasons General Merchandise, Vernon, California is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,800 "Diplomat Pacifiers," item #3161. The pacifiers are being recalled because they fail to meet pacifier safety regulations. Pacifier safety regulations require pacifier shields to have ventilation holes to prevent small children from suffocating.

In addition, the packaging in which the pacifiers were sold did not have the required warning statement, "Warning - Do Not Tie Pacifier Around Child's Neck."

The pacifiers have ring-type handles attached to the pacifier base. The pacifier nipples have "Latex Pur" embossed on the side. They were sold two to a package; one blue and one pink. The front panel of the packaging has pink and white stripes. The words "Diplomat 2 Pacifiers" are printed in the upper left corner of the packaging and a picture of an infant with a pacifier in its mouth is printed in the upper right corner. The pacifiers were imported from Taiwan and distributed to stores throughout the central and western United States between January and September 1993. Each package sold for 99 cents.

Consumers are urged to take the pacifiers away from young children immediately and return the pacifiers to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Four Seasons General Merchandise at (213) 582-4444.

Neither CPSC nor Four Seasons Merchandise is aware of any injuries involving these pacifiers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. These defective pacifiers were identified by a CPSC investigator during routine domestic surveillance.

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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