|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2009
Release # 09-262
Firm's Recall Hotline: (973) 458-9399
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: Jaloma Pacifiers
Units: About 700
Importer: Gromex Inc., of Passaic, N.J.
Hazard: The pacifier mouth guard and the ventilation holes are too small and fail to meet federal safety standards. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This pacifier has a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard with two ventilation holes. "Jaloma" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and the nipple has a gel-like liquid inside.
Sold at: Retail stores in New Jersey and New York from February 2008 through March 2009 for about $1.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Gromex for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gromex collect at (973) 458-9399 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.
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