|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2005
|Firm's Contact: (800) 837-6527
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: Flashing Pacifier or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace
Units: About 24,000
Importer/Wholesaler: Solar Inc. of Tappan, N.Y.
Hazard: The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled pacifier necklace consists of a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3-inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of the nipple is used as a blow hole for the whistle. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. "Flashing Pacifier" or "2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace" is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.
Sold at: Small retail stores, distributors, dollar stores and on Solar's Web site from January 2004 through February 2005 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should discard the pacifiers or return them to the place where purchased to obtain a refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Solar Inc. toll-free at (800) 837-6527 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at http://www.justlites.com/imreno.html
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.
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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800