Infant strangles on ribbon holding pacifier around his neck

A 1 year old male was found dead in his playpen, strangled from his own weight by a ribbon attached to a pacifier that had caught on a protuberance of the playpen. The ribboned pacifier, around his neck, apparently caught and held when the child attempted to sit-down or fell, within the playpen.

Yorktown, Virginia
February 23, 1993

Since 1986, there have been reports of at least 34 children under 2 years old who have strangled on cords or ribbons around their necks.

Never tie pacifiers or other items around your child's neck.

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