|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2003
Release # 03-187
|Company Phone Number: (866) 274-7956
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: "Comforts" pacifiers
Manufacturer: Apothecary Products Inc., of Burnsville, Minn.
Hazard: These pacifiers fail federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The pacifiers are available in both silicone and latex formulations in the following colors: powder blue, red, purple, and pink. The name "Kroger" appears on the package, along with the words "Pacifiers," "Latex," "Silicone," "0-6 months," or "6-18 months." The model numbers are located on the back of each package and are the last five digits of the UPC code:
35826 35827 35828 35829
Sold at: Many Kroger-owned stores from August 2002 through August 2003 for about $3.50 to $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the pacifiers to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Apothecary Products at (866) 274-7956 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or call The Kroger Co. toll- free at (800) 632-6900 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Kelly Schwab, Apothecary Products, (952) 808-8342.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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