|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2009
Release # 09-161
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 655-8697
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: Baby Necessities pacifiers
Units: About 2,900
Importer: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.
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: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Baby Necessities pacifiers with a blue heart-shaped mouth guard. The pacifiers were sold four to a pack. The words "Baby Necessities" is printed on the cardboard packaging.
Sold at: Dollar and discount stores nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading collect at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State of Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection.
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.
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