|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2004
Release # 04-223
|Firm's Hotline: ((323) 726-9098
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Jaloma pacifiers
Units: About 9,400
Importer: Natura Products Downey Inc., of City of Commerce, Calif.
Hazard: The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a pacifier nipple that detached from the pacifier while in the mouth of a seven-month-old. The child was not injured.
Description: The pacifiers, which measure three inches long and about 1? inches across the base, are pink, blue, green or white plastic with a yellow nipple. The pacifiers have a circular handle and the shield is labeled "Jaloma." The nipples are filled with a sugary substance.
Sold at: Various small Mexican supermarkets and commercial retailers nationwide from March 2004 through August 2004 for between $0.35 and $1.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the pacifiers away from young children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Natura Products Downey collect at (323) 726-9098 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Company Contact: Eliut Moreno via e-mail at email@example.com
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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