|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2000
Release # 00-154
|Rashti & Rashti Recall Hotline: (800) 4-RASHTI
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Rashti & Rashti Announce Recall of Pacifier Clips
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rashti & Rashti Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 12,700 pacifier clips. The metal clip and the small rivet that attaches the clip to a small, stuffed animal on the pacifier holder can break apart easily, exposing babies to small parts. This poses a choking and aspiration hazard to babies.
Rashti & Rashti received one report of a pacifier clip breaking apart. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled Magic Years® Novelty Pacifier Buddy Clips were sold individually, and also as part of a set with a matching bib. The pacifier clip has a small, stuffed animal attached -- including a purple cat, yellow chick, blue dog, pink bunny, green bear and white sheep. The bib sold with the bib set has a large, sewn-on animal patch that matches the design of the pacifier animal.The clips and bib/clip sets are packaged on a yellow cardboard hangtag. "Magic Years®" and "PACIFIER CLIP" are written on the individual clip packaging. "Magic Years®", "Novelty bib and pacifier clip set" and "ALL ITEMS MADE IN CHINA" are written on the bib/clip set packaging. There is no writing on the pacifier clips or bibs.
Gift and specialty stores sold the pacifier clips from September 1999 through June 2000. The pacifier clips sold individually for about $3, and the bib/pacifier clip sets sold for about $5.
Consumers should take these pacifier clips away from babies immediately, and call Rashti & Rashti at (800) 4-RASHTI between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on receiving a refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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