|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2005
Release # 05-125
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (213) 627-6716
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: Soother Baby Pacifiers
Units: About 34,500
Importer: The Elegant Kids 2000 Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
Description: The recalled pacifiers measure about 2-1/2 inches in length and 2 inches in width. The pacifiers are blue, green, yellow and pink and have a tan tinted nipple with a curved plastic handle and shield. "SOOTHER BABY PACIFIERS" is printed on the back of cardboard packaging with a clear blister-bubble cover.
Sold at: Gift shops, discount retail stores and various Hispanic commercial retailers nationwide from March 2000 through January 2005 for between $.50 and $1.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled pacifiers to the store where purchased to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Elegant Kids 2000 Inc. collect at (213) 627-6716 between 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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