Pacifiers Recalled by Antonio Flores Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2010
Release #10-305
Firm's Recall Hotline: (619) 395-4543
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pacifiers Recalled by Antonio Flores Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kariño Baby Pacifiers

Units: About 44,900

Distributor: Antonio Flores, of San Ysidro, Calif.

Hazard: The pacifier fails to meet federal safety standards. The nipple can separate from the base easily, the pacifier handle is too long, the mouth guard is too small and there are no ventilation holes on the mouth guard. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The pacifier has a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard. "Kariño" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard, and "Mygra" is printed on one side of the handle. The nipple is filled with corn syrup.

Sold at: Independent grocery stores in California and Texas from October 2009 through March 2010 for about 25 cents.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Antonio Flores for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Antonio Flores collect at (619) 395-4543 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.

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