|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2005
Release # 05-099
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 325-4732
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Todo Dollar Wholesale Announce Recall of Pacifiers
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 with Whistle Necklace and Flashing Pacifier Shock Baby Necklace
Units: About 102,000
Importer/Wholesaler: Todo Dollar Wholesale, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The nipple can detach from the pacifier, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled pacifier necklace consists of a 28-inch multi-colored cord with a 3-inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. On the Whistle Necklace pacifier, the nipple is the whistle, which contains a hole at the tip to be used as a blow hole. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. "Flashing Pacifier Shock Baby Necklace" or "2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace" is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.
Sold through: Internet sales, distributors and small retail stores from January 2004 through November 2004 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the pacifiers to the store where purchased to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Todo Dollar Wholesale toll-free at (866) 325-4732 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m PT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to 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 30 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 @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.