|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 859-5339
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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
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