|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 1994
Release # 95-054
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Target Stores Recall Decorated
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target Stores of Minneapolis, Minn., is
voluntarily recalling about 15,500 two-pack, decorated Christmas pacifiers.
Target received one report of a nipple separating from the plastic shield of one of the
decorated pacifiers. While no injury resulted, the nipple, if separated, presents a
possible serious choking hazard to young children.
The pacifiers, packed two to a carton, have a small red rigid handle assembly and a
standard-sized, curved, white plastic shield decorated with either Christmas Reindeer,
Santas, Elves, or Snowmen. Each pacifier pattern is packaged separately, two pacifiers
blister-packed on a red and white card decorated with a reindeer wearing a santa suit
labeled, "DECORATED PACIFIERS."
Target Stores sold the pacifiers from October 1994 to December 1994 for $1.25.
Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the pacifiers and return the pacifiers to
the nearest Target store for a full refund. For information about this recall, call CPSC
at (800) 638-2772 or write Target Stores at 33 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN
55440-1392 Attention Quality Assurance, CC 13-B.
Neither CPSC nor Target Stores is aware of any injuries involving this pacifier; this
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.