|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-6290
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: "Bottle Sippers" Pull-Up Bottle Caps
Units: About 500,000
Manufacturer: Bradshaw International Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hazard: The pull-up valve can detach from the cap, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Bradshaw International has received one report of a pull-up valve detaching from the screw-on cap. The incident involved a young child who began to choke after a pull-up valve detached in her mouth while she was drinking.
Description: The recalled bottle sippers have white screw-on bases with dark blue, green or red pull-up valves. They are sold in packages of three. The package is labeled "Bottle Sippers." Bradshaw International Inc. and #70118 are written on the back of the package.
Sold at: The bottle sipper caps were sold at grocery stores nationwide from January 2002 through August 2005 for about $2 per package.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled bottle sippers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Bradshaw International toll-free at (800) 421-6290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.goodcook.com
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