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December 23, 1994

Release # 95-054
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Target Stores Recall Decorated Christmas Pacifiers

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