A Louisiana manufacturer is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 pacifiers because the nipple may separate, creating a fatal choking hazard for children, the Consumer Products Safety Commission said Friday.

The orthodontic pacifiers made by Luv N' Care of Monroe, La., were sold in solid blue, pink, yellow and white with the word "TIDY" embossed on the outside of the shield. The devices were sold nationwide beginning in October 1989.