Pacifier Necklaces Recalled Over Choke Risk

A Los Angeles company is recalling about 102,000 pacifier necklaces because the nipple can detach from the pacifier and pose a choking hazard to young children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (search) said Wednesday.

Todo Dollar Wholesale (search) is recalling the Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace (search) and Flashing Pacifier Shock Baby Necklace (search). There were no reports of incidents or injuries, CPSC said in the recall notice.

The pacifier necklace consists of a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3-inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. On the Whistle Necklace pacifier, the nipple is the whistle, which contains a hole at the tip to be used as a blow hole. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. "Flashing Pacifier Shock Baby Necklace" or "2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace" is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.

The pacifiers, made in China, were sold through the Internet, distributors and small retail stores from January 2004 through November 2004 for about $1.

Consumers should return the pacifiers to the store where purchased to receive a refund. For more information, consumers can call Todo Dollar Wholesale at 866- 325-4732 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m PST Monday through Friday.