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Choking Hazard Firm Recalls Rattle Caps For Baby Soap, Cologne

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Recall Date:
June 15, 1989

Recall Details

June 15, 1989  
Release # 89-055

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bottle caps designed as rattles on containers of "Para Mi Bebe" bath soap and cologne for infants are being voluntarily recalled because of a potential choking hazard to infants. Testing showed that the plastic caps could shatter and release small beads and plastic pieces.

A replacement is being offered by Orion International Corporation of Miami, Florida, in cooperaticn with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Neither the CPSC nor Orion International is aware of injuries associated with the rattle-style caps.

Sold from November 1987 through October 5, 1988 as screw-an caps for Baby Cologne #30618, Baby Bath #30619, and Baby Set #30633, the ballshaped "rattle" caps came in colors of blue and pink, with a gold band around the diameter. Small beads inside the rattle generate noise.

Approximately 22,248 pieces of the Baby Cologne, #30618, 1,104 pieces of the Baby Bath #30619, and 1,992 pieces of the Baby Set #30633 were sold in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

Consumers should not allow infants to use the rattle bottle caps of "Para Mi Bebe" soap and cologne. The caps should be removed. They can be exchanged at the store of purchase for nonrattle caps.

U.S. Customs Service identified the hazardous rattle caps at the Part of Miami, Florida, as part of the "Operation Toyland" surveillance program conducted last year with CPSC.

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