THe day after we brought Kosmo home he choked on his rope toy's threads. I had to go in after them and pull them out of his throat. He really likes that toy, but I find it's better to just not give it to him. That way I don't have to worry.
Funny you mention the pacifier. I forgot to mention, that's kosmo's FAVORITE toy. He LOVES to play tug with it. We got it the night we brought him home and it is still alive and well today (which is unusual for his toys.) It's the only survivor.