The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

Product: Flashing pacifiers

Units: 237,000

Importer/retailer: Rhode Island Novelty, of Providence, R.I.; Hayes Specialties Corp., of Saginaw, Mich.; My Bargain Bin LLC, of New Castle, Del.;,of Las Vegas, Nev.;,of Greencastle, Ind.; Xtreme Jewelry, of New York;,of Cheverly, Md.;,of San Jose, Calif.; and Dollar Days International LLC, of Scottsdale,Ariz.

Hazard: The nipple of these pacifiers can separate from the shield easily, posing a choking hazard. Some were sold with necklaces that pose a strangulation hazard; one of the necklaces has beads, which poses an aspiration hazard if they come loose.

Description: The units involved are clear, purple, blue, pink or green flashing pacifiers and flashing pacifiers with whistles that have five red and blue, red and light green and orange flashing LED lights. Some pacifiers have rainbow cords attached to handles, some with breakaway connectors. One pacifier has multicolored beads on the cords in the shapes of barrels, trains, boats and various animals. Some of the products say they are not a real pacifier but a practical joke.

Sold at: Novelty shops, toy stores, carnivals, amusement parks and by Web retailers nationwide from January 2003 through September 2006 for 55 cents to $13.

Remedy: Consumers should take these pacifiers away from young children and dispose of them or return the pacifiers to the retailers for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-704-8697 or visit