|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2005
|Firm's Contact: (800) 377-3777
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Lov's Decorated Orthodontic Pacifier
Units: About 180,000
Distributor: Delta Enterprise Corp.
Hazard: The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a 6-month-old child who was found gagging on the nipple that had separated from the pacifier. The child was not injured.
Description: The recalled pacifier measures about 2-1/4 inches in width and 1-1/2 inches in length and has button or hinged handles. The pacifiers are white with various colored handles. Designs are imprinted on some pacifier shields. One pacifier shield is decorated with a pink elephant, a purple giraffe with green polka dots, a blue lion with yellow fur and a blue cloud and yellow sun. Another pacifier shield has blue stars with Santa shapes. The amber colored nipple, imprinted with the words "caoui," "chouc" and "pur," is about 1-1/8 inches long. "Lov 2-Pack," "Decorated Orthodontic Pacifier," and "97705" are printed on the front packaging of the pacifiers. "Delta Enterprise Corp., Brooklyn NY 11212 Made in Thailand" is printed on the package back.
Sold at: Small retail stores from November 2001 through December 2004 for about $1.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should discard the pacifiers and contact the firm for instructions on how to obtain a refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: Contact Delta Enterprise's Pacifier Hotline at (800) 377-3777 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.deltaenterprise.com/recall
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