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Shims Bargain Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 45,000 “BabyTown” Pacifiers due to a choking hazard.

These pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The pacifier shield is too small and could easily enter the mouth of an infant. Also, ventilation holes are too small and not placed to allow for the insertion of a tool to remove the pacifier when lodged in the mouth of a child. Finally, the package fails to display the required warning instructing consumers not to tie a pacifier around a child’s neck, which would present a strangulation hazard.

The recalled pacifiers were sold in many different colors and came in a pack of 4. The name “BabyTown and the model # 39864 are lister on the product’s packaging. So far there have not been any injuries reported to the company.

The pacifiers were sold at Dollar Stores across the U.S. form March 2004 to December 2007. The product was manufactured in China.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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