|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2005
Release # 05-114
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 242-7537|
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: "Maui Ocean Center" Toddler Drinking Cups
Manufacturer: Charles Products, of Bethesda, Md.
Hazard: A container inside the cup holds petroleum distillates, which can leak onto the outside of the cup and could come into contact with the user posing a poisoning hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Charles Products have received one report of the petroleum distillates leaking from the bottom of the cup. No injuries were reported.
Description: The toddler cups are made of clear plastic with two handles and have a blue lid with a spout for young children to drink from. The dome-shaped container inside the cup contains blue and clear liquid, along with two toy dolphins, which appear to be swimming in the liquid. "MAUI OCEAN CENTER" is written on the side of the cups.
Sold at: Exclusively sold at the Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku Maui, Hawaii from June 2003 through September 2004 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these cups away from young children. Consumers should return the cups to the store where purchased for a refund or contact firm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Charles Products at (800) 242-7537 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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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