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13,000 Recalled Pacifiers Pose Choking Hazard

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Consumers should stop using some Binky newborn orthodontic pacifiers because they do not meet federal standards for safety, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

Neither the commission nor the manufacturer involved in the recall of 13,000 of the pacifiers is aware of any injuries associated with the product, the agency said.

The pacifiers, made by Binky-Griptight Inc. of Wallington, N.J., have quarter-inch knobs that could crack and separate the nipple from the mouth shield, creating a choking hazard for young children, the commission said.

The pacifiers subject to recall were sold nationwide between August 1994 and August 1995 and have item numbers 2115, 3085, 3086 and 3087 on the upper-right corner on the front of each package.

Consumers should return the pacifiers to stores for a free replacement or mail them to Binky-Griptight Inc., P.O. Box 3307, Wallington, N.J. 07057-3307. Consumers also can contact the company at 1-800-526-6320.

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