|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2004
Release # 04-204
|Firm's Hotline: : (866) 843-7254
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: Big V Maternity and Nursing Pillows
Units: About 1,000
Manufacturer: Theraline Inc., of Wendell, Mass.
Hazard: If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation. Infant pillows and cushions are banned under the Federal law. Infant pillows have a flexible fabric covering, are loosely filled with plastic beads, easily flattened, intended for use by infants under 1 year old, and capable of conforming to the body or face of an infant.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The pillows have a blue or peach-colored print fabric showing yellow moons, hearts and stars, or tan and blue teddy bears. The log-shaped pillows measure about 5-feet in length. "THERALINE," "THE BIG V" and "Finest Micropearl Filling" are written on a fabric tag sewn on the pillow.
Sold at: Independent specialty stores sold the pillows from June 2003 through May 2004 for about $60.
Manufactured in: Germany
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these pillows immediately and contact the firm for information on receiving a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact the Theraline Inc. at (866) 843-7254 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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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