Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards

The pink and orange glow sticks were given away free with purchases of donuts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Release #08-030

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 859-5339
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards

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: Pink and Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway with donuts)

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Dunkin’ Donuts LLC, of Canton, Mass.

Hazard: The recalled glow sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard. Additionally, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The pink and orange glow sticks were given away free with purchases of donuts.

Sold at: Dunkin’ Donuts stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007. They were a free giveaway with the purchase of donuts.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled glow sticks away from young children and return them to any Dunkin’ Donuts for a free donut.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dunkin’ Donuts at (800) 859-5339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.DunkinDonuts.com

 

 

 

Picture of Recalled Glow Stick