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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 1996

Release # 96-142
CPSC: Nychelle  White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Jesus Chairez
(214) 827-6239

CPSC and Lerma Import Announce Pacifier Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lerma Import, of Fort Worth, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 pacifiers imported from Mexico. The pacifiers are banned under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because they can break apart, releasing small parts, which present a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Lerma Import are not aware of any injuries associated with these pacifiers. CPSC requested that Lerma Import conduct this recall to prevent the possibility of injury. CPSC identified the hazardous pacifiers during routine surveillance.

The pacifiers, measuring three inches long and approximately 1.5 inches across the base, are blue or white plastic with a yellow nipple. The pacifiers have a circular handle. The shield is labeled "Jaloma." The nipples are filled with a sugary substance.

The pacifiers are packaged in individual cellophane bags displayed on a cardboard header labeled in part, "NUEVO CHUPON *** NEW PACIFIER *** HECHO en MEXICO *** Laboratories Jaloma, S. A. de C. V. *** Aguiles Serdan 438 Guadalajara 44380 Ja.***." Retail stores in the Dallas, Texas area sold the pacifiers from May 1995 through May 1996 for $.25 each.

Consumers should immediately take the pacifiers away from small children and return the pacifiers to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Lerma Import at (817) 624-3404.

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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