|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 643-6134
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 Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces
Units: About 8,000
Importer/Wholesaler: Sailing (U.S.) International Corp., of Hackensack, N.J.
Hazard: The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled pacifier necklace has 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: Various retail stores nationwide during the month of June 2007 for about $5 per dozen.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pacifiers and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or discard the pacifiers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. at (800) 643-6134 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sailingusintl.com
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